Our company connects people through some of the world's greatest brands and most-loved foods and beverages. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. We strive to use our global scale for good and to create our products in a way that benefits our consumers, our suppliers, our communities and our planet – part of our mission to Create more Smiles with Every Sip and Every Bite.
As of 2018, 51% of our direct farmer-sourced agriculture raw materials are sustainably sourced* through our Sustainable Farming Program. We replenished more than 1.1 billion liters of water through watershed conservation projects locally in high water-risk areas around the world and we set a new target to strive to use 25% recycled content in our plastic packaging by 2025, another step toward building a world where plastics need never become waste. In addition, 44% of our beverage portfolio had ≤100 Calories from added sugars per 12oz. serving**, progress towards our target of ≥67% by 2025.
Lastly, we reduced Scope 3 GHG emissions by approximately 2.2 million metric tons (2015 baseline). This represents approximately 7% progress towards our 2030 target to reduce absolute GHG emissions across our value chain.
PepsiCo is committed to transparent sustainability reporting. Progress on our sustainability journey is outlined in our latest 2018 Sustainability Report. A separate metrics sheet contains detailed performance against our sustainability goals over the past 3 years. For information on our governance, management, programs, progress and next steps on sustainability issues, visit our Environmental, Social & Governance Topics site or download our Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index for a summary of the information.
*”Sustainably sourced” refers to meeting the independently verified Social, Environmental and Economic principles of PepsiCo’s Sustainable Farming Program, enabling best practices and positive outcomes for farmers, communities and the planet.
**Our global progress is based on our Top 26 Beverage markets, which represent 80% of our global beverage volume as of 2018.