Pepsico announces $1 million safe water investment in sub-saharan Africa

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The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading food and beverage company, PepsiCo, has launched a new $1 million program with WaterAid to bring safe water to families in Sub-Saharan Africa. This program comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 Delta variant threatens water-stressed communities who have little access to adequate hygiene and sanitation. This is an expansion of its 15-year, more than $53million safe water access initiative that has helped more than 59 million people since 2006.
PepsiCo recently announced its ambition to become “Net Water Positive” by 2030 aiming to replenish more water than the company uses. This commitment would place the company among the most water-efficient manufacturers operating in high-risk watersheds.
As a food and beverage company, PepsiCo understands the critical role water plays in the food system – which is why the company launched its Net Water Positive initiative to deliver safe water access to 100 million people by 2030.