Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Embracing sustainability in the workplace

“Today’s consumers exercise a keener sense of discernment, particularly when it relates to the values of the companies they support. For PCPPI, sustainability has always been at the heart of our operations. From encouraging process and technological innovation to employee education and engagement, we make a conscious effort to create positive impact on society, the environment, and the communities where we operate. Achieving sustainability is a shared responsibility—there’s no single team or department that carries it forward. It is the promise of creating a better future for generations to come drives us at PCPPI to champion this cause as we practice responsible operations.” ~Atty. Carina S. Bayon, PCPPI’s Chief Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Officer

Aligned with its pledges, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PPCPI) persists in crafting initiatives and strategies aimed at fostering a deep understanding and integration of sustainability values into the lives of its employees. As the sole manufacturer and distributor of beloved brands like Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Gatorade, PPCPI adheres to three fundamental principles aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals: inclusive business practices, water conservation efforts, and promotion of a circular economy.

Caring for the environment remains a top priority for PCPPI, and programs that encourage employees to adopt mindful habits is key. For example, waste segregation is practiced across its facilities as part of its guidelines. There are separate bins for recyclable and non-recyclable waste materials to allow the proper handling and recycling of items that may still be processed for alternative use. 

Select PCPPI offices also utilize LED and motion sensor lights, as they consume less energy compared to regular incandescent lights. Through the annual Working Environment Measurement (a sampling method for measuring work environment or conditions) review conducted by its Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) team, management gets to ensure that all of PCPPI offices and production facilities observe optimal working conditions for employee well-being and operational productivity. 

PCPPI employees are also encouraged to bring their own reusable utensils at work, like stainless utensils and bamboo tumblers. Water refilling stations are also set up to minimize the use of plastic cups when employees refresh themselves throughout the day. Going digital also allows employees to reduce paper use, as emails, conferencing platforms, and other network-based channels facilitating information exchange and collaboration across PCPPI’s offices nationwide. 

Atty. Bayon shared that aside from saving on expenses, implementing sustainability-focused policies in the workplace can contribute to employee health and well-being, as well as a shared sense of purpose. 

PCPPI is the Philippines’ exclusive manufacturer and distributor of well-known beverage brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton Iced Tea, Sting, Premier, Chum Churum Soonhari, and Milkis. For more information about PCPPI, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com

About Pepsi Philippines
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI's principal stockholders are Lotte Corporation, Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., and Quaker Global Investments B.V. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known beverage brands: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina. It has established 13 regional operations sites across the country, serving around 20,000 direct customers that reach 740,000 outlets, and providing livelihood and employment through its extensive distribution network.

PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on employee and community empowerment, responsible and ethical operations, and environmental sustainability. 

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