With its recent announcement to deploy more than 700 electric delivery cars in the US by the end of 2023, Frito-Lay, America’s top food business, is taking steps towards a more sustainable future.
Frito-Lay, America’s snack leader, has announced plans to deploy over 700 electric delivery vehicles in the United States by the end of 2023. The initiative is expected to lower greenhouse gas emissions by over 7,000 tonnes per year. Frito-Lay has made advancements in regenerative agriculture, water-saving technology, and packaging innovation, among others, to achieve its PepsiCo Positive sustainability goals.
“The introduction of electric vehicles throughout our owned fleet and that of our partners is in direct support of our commitment to building a circular and inclusive value chain,” said Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain at PepsiCo Foods North America. “At our Modesto, California, plant, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 91% from direct fleet operations, and we look forward to scaling that as we add electric vehicles throughout the country.”
According to David Allen, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of PepsiCo Foods North America, the company will continue to leverage its scale to make a positive impact on people and the planet.Frito-Lay’s efforts are part of the pep+ initiative, which aims to create sustainable long-term value and a competitive advantage through three pillars: positive agriculture, positive value chain, and positive choices.
The company has a goal to use regenerative agriculture practices across its entire farming footprint by 2030 and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. By incorporating more diverse ingredients such as chickpeas, plant-based proteins, and whole grains, Frito-Lay is also prioritising nutritional benefits.