Our Steps to Conserve Energy



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Cogeneration system built at our plant in Kern, California to provide both steam and electricity. The cogeneration technology recycles waste heat to increase our energy efficiency in Kern to 74%. (1986)


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Green Teams of employees assembled to ensure a high level of environmental compliance and awareness at each plant. (1993)


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Set 10-year resource conservation “BHAGs” (Big Hairy Audacious Goals): reduce water consumption by 50% per pound of production, natural gas by 30%, and electricity by 25%. (1999)


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Began using gas from a nearby landfill to reduce our use of natural gas at our Rosenberg, Texas plant. (1999)


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Received first national award for our environmental sustainability efforts from the Alliance to Save Energy. (2003)


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Our Rochester, NY distribution center was certified at the LEED Gold level, one of only 50 in the country at the time. (2005)


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Frito-Lay named the Energy Star Partner of the Year for the first time, the only Consumer Packaged Goods company to receive this award. Frito-Lay’s parent company, PepsiCo, has been named an Energy Star Partner of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2009 earning the Sustained Excellence distinction. (2006)


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Installed the first “oven heat recovery” system at our plant in San Antonio, Texas. Some of our plants use the exhaust heat from our ovens to heat the oil in our fryers while other plants use it to heat their buildings. (2006)


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Frito-Lay leads parent company PepsiCo’s purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match 100% of the electricity used by PepsiCo’s US facilities marking the largest RECs purchase in history at the time. (2007)


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Our plant in Jonesboro, AR is named to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program for its superior commitment to continuous environmental improvement. Since 2007, seven other facilities have earned the Performance Track distinction. (2007)


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Installed Arizona’s largest corporate solar power system at the time at our Arizona Service Center. In 2008, The Gatorade Company, another division of PepsiCo, installed an even bigger solar power system at the Gatorade manufacturing and distribution facility in Arizona. (2007)


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Successfully reached our first resource conservation “BHAG” (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) by achieving a reduction of 30% less natural gas per pound of production compared to 1999. By 2008, we had also achieved reductions of 39% water and 22% electricity per pound of production compared to 1999. (2008)


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Solar power is used at one of our plants in Modesto, CA to help make SunChips snacks. (2008)


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Launched the LEED Certification Challenge at our Headquarters in Plano, TX. Employees helped save energy and eliminate waste to earn points toward LEED certification for our Headquarters building. We hope to finalize the certification by Summer 2009. (2008)


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Installed a solar hot water heater at our Headquarters building to heat the water in our kitchen and dish room. (2008)


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Reset the resource conservation BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) we originally set in 1999. The new goals are to reduce water usage by 75% per pound of production, natural gas by 50%, and electricity by 45% by 2017. (2008)


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Began piloting a program to encourage and equip employees to adopt “personal sustainability practices.” (2009)


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Began operation of our cogeneration system to produce electricity and steam at our plant in Killingly, Connecticut, raising our energy efficiency at that plant to 90%. (2009)


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Expect to receive LEED certification for our Headquarters building. (2009)


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Expect to begin building the solar field and the renewable energy generator at our plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. (2009)


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We will continue working to find more opportunities to utilize renewable energy, reduce our water usage, and eliminate waste. (TBD)


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