The beverage and snack food giant says that in response to the growing demand for healthier, more nutritious foods, it was aim for a series of goals, including ensuing at least 2/3 of its drinks will have no more than 100 calories of added sugars per 12 oz serving. Additionally, at least 75% of it’s food products will have no more than 1.1 grams of saturated fat, per 100 calories, and no more than 1.3 milligrams of sodium per calorie.
"To succeed in today's volatile and changing world, corporations must do three things exceedingly well,’’ PepsiCo Chairman and CEO
Increasingly consumers, local governments, and bodies like the
It’s been a work in progress. Last year for instance, PepsiCo decided to no longer use aspartame amid questions about the sweetener’s impact on health. But in June, it reversed course, saying that it would reintroduce a version of
Some municipalities are taking action to spur residents to make healthier choices - and boost the revenue in city coffers. In 2014, Berkeley, Ca. became the first city in the nation to pass a soda tax. In June of this year, Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to follow suit. And San Francisco, Oakland, Albany, Ca. as well as Boulder will vote on similar measures next month.
PepsiCo’s 2025 goals are part of a multi-pronged initiative aimed at increasing the company’s contributions to sustainability. Along with the cutbacks in sodium, fat, and sugar, the company is promising that the sales growth of products with ingredients like whole grains, fruits and vegetables will outpace that of the rest of PepsiCo's products. It is also pledging to continue shrinking its environmental footprint, increase diversity in its global workforce, and encourage community development.