PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., has priced the company's first ever Green Bond. The net proceeds from the $1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key initiatives to advance PepsiCo's sustainability agenda, it says. The company also announced that it has named PepsiCo leader Simon Lowden as its first chief sustainability officer. In this new role, effective immediately, Lowden will be responsible for leading PepsiCo's Sustainability Office, including the Global Sustainable Plastics team and Global Sustainable Operations team.
To help companies maximize productivity and maintain the purest water quality, 3M Separation and Purification Sciences offers new filter technology which can improve water quality, protect equipment and increase production.
Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA), Portland, Ore., published its sixth Annual Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s 2018 accomplishments in environmental and community stewardship and ongoing commitment to brewing and packaging its beers in the most sustainable way possible. For this year’s report, CBA is incorporating certain metrics using standards set forth by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), an independent organization that facilitates communication between companies and investors on the financial impacts of sustainability.
Chicago-based MillerCoors, a division of Molson Coors Brewing Co., announced that it used 15 billion fewer gallons of water across its value chain in 2016. The reduction can be attributed to changes in farming techniques, which include innovative new tools and irrigation initiatives that use less water while still producing high-quality barley, along with increased brewery efficiencies.
The capacity of harnessing the energy potential of water has eluded many scientists. When the bonds of oxygen and hydrogen are broken through electrolysis, it creates unstable gases. Simply put, oxygen and hydrogen will not bind without a reaction that converts back to liquid water.
Solutions catalog operates as matchmaking tool for beverage functions
December 16, 2016
Taking place Sept. 11-15, 2017, at Germany’s Messe München exhibition center and the adjacent ICM Internationales Congress Center München, drinktec will bring together companies large and small and attract visitors from all business areas.
Agenda designed to meet changing consumer, societal needs
October 17, 2016
Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc. announced a global sustainability agenda designed to foster continued business growth in a way that responds to changing consumer and societal needs. The company’s efforts, which focus on creating a healthier relationship between people and food, include specific 2025 goals to continue transforming PepsiCo’s food and beverage portfolios, contribute to a more sustainable global food system and help make local communities more prosperous, it says.
All beverage operations throughout the supply chain create residuals or situations that can be classified as waste. Whether a result of initial raw materials processing or marketplace distribution, beverage waste is generated, to some extent, at work areas located in the three supply chain segments: processing, production and distribution.
With mainstream media reports detailing questions about the sustainability of the planet, consumer interest in these measures is gaining steam. “The Sustainability Imperative,” an Oct. 12 global insight post from New York-based Nielsen, notes that more consumers are adopting sustainable behaviors and expect the same measures from corporations.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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