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PepsiCo partners with University of Karachi and Amal Academy


  Karachi, June 24, 2022: University of Karachi, Amal Academy and PepsiCo Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the University of Karachi to work together on enhancing the professional skills of university graduates. Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Nasira Khatoon, Ali Siddiq, CEO Amal Academy and Hatim Khan, Director Corporate Affairs PepsiCo Pakistan signed the MoU. Through the MoU, Amal Academy will offer the Amal Career-Prep fellowship program to the students at the University of Karachi.  Amal Academy is focused on upskilling youth since 2014 through the Amal Career-Prep Fellowship. Graduates join the fellowship to complement their technical skills with professional skills, so they are better prepared for the job market. ‘Our youth has tremendous potential; our Fellowship enables students to become more aware of all that they are capable of. We aim to help them develop self-belief, become lifelong learners, problem solvers, and socially responsible citizens. Employers today are looking for more than just technical skills, and we are proud to be partnering with PepsiCo and Karachi University to empower these leaders of tomorrow! said Mr. Ali Siddiq, CEO Amal Academy.  The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo has partnered with Amal Academy to fund the Amal Career-Prep Fellowship. Since 2019, over 6000 graduates have completed the fellowship. The PepsiCo foundation funding has enabled Amal Academy to scale the program at the national level creating opportunities for graduates living in far flung areas to benefit from the program. Over 40% of the program graduates are women. ‘We are completely invested in our PepsiCo Positive vision of driving positive action for the planet and people. We thank the University for hosting us; this partnership helps expand the program coverage in the province of Sindh.’ said Mr. Hatim Khan, Director Corporate Affairs PepsiCo Pakistan. About The PepsiCo Foundation   Established in 1962, The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, invests in the essential elements of a sustainable food system with a mission to support thriving communities. Working with non-profits and experts around the globe, we’re focused on helping alleviate hunger, managing water and waste responsibly and supporting women as champions of nutrition from farm to family. We strive for tangible impact in the places where we live and work—collaborating with industry peers, local and international organizations, and our employees to affect large-scale change on the issues that matter to us and are of global importance. Learn more at https://www.pepsico.com/ourimpact/philanthropy/pepsico-foundation  

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PepsiCo launched Rural Safe Water Access Program in Pakistan


  Okara, June 16, 2022: PepsiCo Foundation has extended its partnership with WaterAid to enable its ‘access to safe water’ program for rural communities. The partnership was announced during a program launch ceremony held at the Government Girls Elementary School Mirzapur in the Depalpur Tehsil of District Okara. The announcement was made by PepsiCo Senior Director Commercial and Corporate Affairs Mr. Mohammad Khosa in the presence of the WaterAid team, local government officials and members of the local community. The program will enable safe water access for more than 24000 people (including 2400 school children), through the construction of 7 community managed water filtration schemes. In addition to the water filtration plants, hygienic toilets and hand washing facilities will be developed in four schools. Community members will be trained on WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) related behaviors and practices. Senior Director Commercial and Corporate Affairs, PepsiCo Pakistan, Mr. Mohammad Khosa, commented, “We strongly believe in creating smiles for everyone; especially for the communities we work with. The rural extension of our safe water program will focus on provision of safe water to underserved communities in the potato growing belt of Pakistan so that potato growers, field workers and the entire communities that they are a part of can benefit from this facility. I thank the PepsiCo Foundation and WaterAid for their partnership on this program” Through partnerships funded by The PepsiCo Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, PepsiCo since 2006 has helped more than 55 million people gain access to safe water through distribution, purification, and conservation programs, far surpassing the company’s original target to help 25 million people by 2025. In Pakistan, PepsiCo has enabled safe water for over 200,000 people in the urban underserved areas of Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. PepsiCo Pakistan’s safe water program is part of its PepsiCo Positive mission which is focused on charting a new course to drive positive action for the planet and people. Under the PepsiCo Positive agenda, PepsiCo strives to create growth and shared value with sustainability and human capital at the center. WaterAid Country Director Arif Jabbar Khan said that “Through our long-standing partnership with PepsiCo, we are bringing positive changes in the lives of millions of people. The rural extension program in Pakistan opens our support for several communities in need" Mr. Khan also said that WaterAid has that WaterAid designs programs that are comprehensive, sustainable and localized to community needs.   About PepsiCo PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.  

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PepsiCo Pakistan is enabling a circular economy


PepsiCo envisions a world where packaging never becomes waste. It recognises the important role it plays in driving toward a circular economy and reducing plastic waste. As a global food and beverage company, PepsiCo aims to use its reach and influence to help change the way society makes, uses and disposes of plastics. In Pakistan, PepsiCo has launched several meaningful programs to drive a circular economy for plastics. PepsiCo Pakistan has joined hands with the Islamabad Administration, ‘Saaf Suthra Shehar’, and Haidri Beverages Limited to incentivise plastic waste collection for the citizens of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The PepsiCo-Saaf Suthra Shehar recycling program is running successfully in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi with more and more people registering to play a part in making their cities green and clean. The program incentivises waste segregation in homes by giving away free Aquafina refills for every 10 used plastic bottles returned by citizens. In 2021, PepsiCo launched Pakistan’s largest plastic waste collection programs and collected and recycled over 16,000 tons of plastic. This is the largest voluntary plastic collection scheme in Pakistan and has been highly appreciated by the Ministry of Climate Change and WWF-Pakistan. PepsiCo, in collaboration with Novatex Limited, is also conducting trials to recycle used plastic bottles back into plastic bottles. Recycled PET or RPET will significantly reduce the use of virgin plastics. The companies are working together to significantly scale up the collection of used plastic bottles in Pakistan and to commercialise the use of bottles made from recycled plastics. PepsiCo is also focused on creating opportunities for consumers to play a role in reducing plastic waste. PepsiCo unveiled a first of its kind Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) at the Jinnah Super Market in Islamabad last year. For consumers, this is an easy way to recycle plastic bottles, whereby they can avail discounts for food outlets in exchange for used plastic bottles. The RVM is part of the company’s larger strategy and intent to take meaningful steps towards tackling the issue of plastic waste. This World Environment Day, responsible corporate leaders such as PepsiCo Pakistan are reminding us that each one of us has an important role to play in protecting our environment.

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