Through our new People goals, we will advance respect for human rights, promote diversity and engagement, and spur social and economic development in communities around the world.
We know that creating a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential for our business to work at its best. As we face new challenges in an increasingly complex world, we rely on a diverse team of individuals to drive our business forward.
Diversity of thought and experience is precisely what gives us valuable strategic insights, fuels our product innovation and helps us to attract and retain the best talent.
PepsiCo has a strong commitment to increasing female participation in the workforce, and we strive to increase the number of women leaders within PepsiCo through recruiting and development initiatives around the world.
In the UK, two thirds of our UK executive team is female, and we've been ranked by The Times as a Top Employer for Women for the last 8 years.
Our female leadership programme - Strategies for Success - is focused on helping middle managers reach their senior management potential.The success of the programme saw PepsiCo win the 2015 Business in the Community Advancing Women Award.
We’re passionate about developing our people at all levels of our business. Our employees are offered the chance to grow professionally through regular training and career development tools to help them achieve their goals and help make our company a success.
Our courses develop leaders at multiple levels of the organisation, from first-time managers to senior executives.
In addition to providing training and development opportunities for our employees, we also are committed to helping the next generation of workers develop the skills necessary to obtain meaningful and steady work and a bright future.
Our industry needs people skilled in science, technology, engineering and maths to develop the wide range of products we enjoy every day, and to drive innovation in food and drink. From product engineer to food developer to sensory scientist, we support and deliver a number of initiatives to help students learn just how endless opportunities can be in a STEM career.
In the UK we have over 70 STEMNET Ambassadors who volunteer their time to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers. We support The Big Bang Fair every year, and run events to celebrate National Women in Engineering day, and Tomorrow's Engineers Week.
Playing our part in getting Britain Working
We want to contribute to the communities in which we operate and particularly developing young people’s skills.
Since 2012 we’ve participated in the Institute of Grocery Distribution-led initiative Feeding Britain's Future - Skills for Work Month which connects over 15,000 unemployed young people to over 200 businesses. The initiative gives them experience, insights and transferable skills to help them get on the career ladder.
In 2014 we offered over 300 places to young people across all our sites, doubling our original amount.
In 2015 we pledged further support to boost skills for unemployed young people via Movement to Work - a Government supported initiative, co-founded by employers such as Tesco.