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At PepsiCo, Performance with Purpose means delivering sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet.As a global food and beverage company with brands that stand for quality and are respected household names -- Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola, to name a few -- we will continue to build a portfolio of enjoyable and wholesome foods and beverages; find innovative ways to reduce the use of energy, water and packaging; and provide a great workplace for our associates. Additionally, we will respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate by hiring local people, creating products designed for local tastes and partnering with local farmers, governments and community groups. Because a healthier future for all people and our planet means a more successful future for PepsiCo. This is our promise.
Quaker Oats Cedar Rapids plant recognized by Iowa governor for environmental leadership
The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was among 12 Iowa businesses recently honored by Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad for outstanding contributions to the environment.
The Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s natural resources. The awards honor organizations with comprehensive environmental ethics and commitment.
The plant received the award in recognition of its commitment to being an environmental leader within the larger company and the community. In 2011, Quaker reduced natural gas, electricity and water consumption, formed the Regional Sustainable Business Alliance (RSBA), established a recycling program at a local elementary school and sponsored various activities to promote Earth Day and America Recycles Day. The plant's Green Team meets monthly to identify and implement recycling and resource conservation opportunities; other associates act as sustainability leaders within their operating teams, communicate performance metrics and complete quarterly audits.