PepsiCo UK and Ireland has published its first Sustainable Farming Report detailing how the company will be working in partnership with 350 British farmers to reach its aim of ’50 in 5’.
The parent company of Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana and Copella is the largest buyer of British potatoes since switching to 100% British potatoes in 2007 for Walkers crisps. The company is also one of the UK’s largest purchasers of British oats and apples, using 100% British produce in Copella English Apple juice, Quaker Oats, Oat So Simple and Scott’s Porridge.
Richard Evans, President of PepsiCo UK and Ireland said: “Farming is in the DNA of our business – we rely on British produce every day and sustainable agriculture is essential to our future. In partnership with our 350 UK farmers, I’m confident that we will realise our aim to reduce carbon emissions and water used in farming by 50% over the next 5 years. i-crop – our new precision farming technology – is just one example of a PepsiCo innovation we hope will have a positive impact on UK farming.”
A full copy of the report is available to download at www.pepsico.co.uk/farming