Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Pepsi doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 49

Pepsi has a DitchCarbon Score of 49 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value of their output. A score of 49 suggests that Pepsi has room for improvement in reducing its carbon intensity to enhance its environmental performance.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Pepsi is part of the beverages industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

PepsiCo in the United States operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a relatively smaller carbon footprint for energy use. This suggests that PepsiCo’s sustainability efforts in the US are supported by the country’s overall lower reliance on high-carbon energy sources.

...this company is doing 13.51% better in emissions than the industry average.

PepsiCo, founded in 1965 and headquartered in the Town of Harrison, operates in the beverages and food industry as a global leader. The company boasts a diverse portfolio with 22 brands, including Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi-Cola, each generating over $1 billion in annual sales. Committed to sustainable growth and a positive societal impact, PepsiCo offers a range of healthier food and beverage options while fostering diversity and inclusion within its workforce.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Pepsi

Pepsi should focus on fostering supplier engagement initiatives to promote the reduction of emissions throughout their value chain, which has the potential to decrease their Scope 3 emissions by 35%.

Good news, Pepsi has embraced SBTi climate action commitments

Pepsi has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This involves implementing strategies to cut emissions within their direct operations and energy use.

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