Our fleet operations adopt sustainability in their everyday practices and long-term business plans by reducing emissions through efficiency, new technology and the sharing of best practices.
For a number of years, we have made significant improvements in fleet efficiency, and from 2008-2016, our Frito-Lay North America business has reduced its diesel fuel usage by 32 percent. One way we have achieved this reduction is through our Frito-Lay Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet, which reached 100 million miles traveled in 2016. Today, 40 percent of our Over-the-Road fleet has been converted to CNG, with these freight trucks emitting 23 percent fewer GHG tailpipe emissions than the diesel freight trucks they replaced. In addition, Frito-Lay North America maintains nearly 200 full-electric vehicles (EV), the largest commercial fleet of EV trucks in the U.S. Since our EV program began in 2010, we have eliminated the need for approximately 1.2 million gallons of diesel fuel, equivalent to keeping more than 2,100 passenger cars off the road for a year. In addition, we are one of the original supporters of the Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles, developed by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), which encourage accelerating the transition to sustainable, low-carbon fuel and related technologies.
In the U.S., PepsiCo is a certified member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) SmartWay initiative. The program is a public-private initiative between the U.S. EPA, large and small trucking companies, rail carriers, logistics companies, commercial manufacturers, retailers, and federal and state agencies. Its purpose is to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance of goods-movement supply chains.