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Frito-Lay’s Arizona plant first existing food manufacturing site to earn LEED gold status

December 14th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay’s 25-year-old Casa Grande, Ariz., facility today became the nation’s first food manufacturing site to be awarded LEED Existing Building Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

To achieve LEED EB Certification, the company’s Casa Grande sustainability strategy included implementing a number of green design and construction features, water reduction technologies and practices, as well as improved waste management. The facility has reduced its energy consumption by nearly 20 percent since 2006 by installing a heat recovery system that preheats cooking oil on the production line, skylights to supplement lighting systems in office areas and high efficiency ovens.

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Ethisphere announces the World’s Most Ethical Companies

April 20th, 2009

By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now

The Ethisphere Institute announced its annual selection of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2009. The companies selected must promote ethical business standards and practices by going beyond legal minimums, introducing innovative ideas benefiting the public and forcing their competitors to follow suit.

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Still a plastic bottle, but less so

March 26th, 2009

As much as we’d all like to not have to use plastic water bottles, it remains difficult to get through life without ever needing a quick drink on a hot day or encountering packaged water at a big event. In those cases, you can soon pick up Pepsi’s market-leading Aquafina and feel less bad about doing it.

PepsiCo’s announced this week that Aquafina, the nation’s top selling brand of bottled water, will launch a new Eco-Fina Bottle made with 50 percent less plastic.

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Pepsico goes green in Chicago

March 6th, 2009

By Hosea Sanders

CHICAGO — Renewable energy is not just a concept at one Chicago business, but the owners are putting it into practice, and it’s on display for everyone to see.

The city of Chicago’s skyline is always changing. One company is now making it a little greener, by tapping into the wind and sun.

If you’ve passed by the intersection of Jefferson and Monroe recently, you probably noticed a new addition.

Atop Pepsico’s Chicago headquarters are wind turbines that catch wind to produce electricity. Solar panels harness the sun to generate more power.

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Pepsi plans to go natural — at least for a while

March 5th, 2009

From Green Right Now reports

In another strong sign that the green/natural food movement is sweeping the mainstream, Pepsi announced today that it will launch three new products — Pepsi Natural, Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback — all sweetened with natural sugar. The company said the new drinks will hit stores in March and April, and the two Throwback drinks will only be on the market for limited time.

Pepsi officials said the products are part of a new “Refresh Everything” campaign. They are notable for not using high-fructose corn syrup, as do most colas. You can read more about the ingredients of Pepsi products on its web site.

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EPA names 2008 Green Power award winners

October 29th, 2008

By Tom Kessler

The Philadelphia Phillies are still trying to close out the World Series, but the team has already been declared winners off the field. The National League Chanmipions were among the winners cited in the Environmenal Protection Agency’s 2008 Green Power Leadership Awards. The announcement was made at the the National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference in Denver, Colo.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program helping to increase the use of green power among leading U.S. organizations. The program encourages organizations to purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The EPA says the program has hundreds of partner organizations buying billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

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EPA Green Power winner profile: PepsiCo, Inc.

October 26th, 2008

From the Environmental Protection Agency The 2008 Green Power Leadership Awards were presented in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference, held October 26-29 in Denver, Colorado. Green Power Purchasing Award PepsiCo is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with 2007 annual revenues of more than $39 billion. The company employs [...]

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