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Other Community Initiatives

Some of the Other Initiatives taken by PepsiCo:

PepsiCo India HIV/AIDS Initiative

PepsiCo India embarked on the HIV / AIDS journey in 2005, along with our Technical partner The International Labor Organization (ILO), with the purpose of spreading awareness amongst all our stakeholders. We have built the whole program in a manner to build capacity within and externally and have focused on the “Each one Teach one” approach to ensure sustainability. The program was kicked off by creating a pool of Master Trainers and Peer Educators who could cascade the program across all our work locations along with NGOs who were also trained along with PepsiCo employees. We started the program by cascading HIV / AIDS awareness amongst our employees. This was progressively enhanced to cover other stakeholders including spouses of employees, business partners, distributors, contractual workers, and our bottling partners. We further strengthened the impact of our efforts through community outreach programs where we leveraged our NGO partners across the country.

Today we have 58 Master Trainers and 175 Peer Educators across both businesses and our endeavor is to continue to create more and most Master Trainers and Peer Educators. PepsiCo India has been awarded TERI Corporate Award for Business Response to HIV/AIDS in 2009.

PepsiCo India – Akshay Patra Partnership

PepsiCo India has partnered with Akshaya Patra, an NGO that supports the "Mid-day meal" program launched by Government of India feeding over 1.4 million underprivileged students every day of the school year, in 20 locations, across 9 states in India. For children belonging to the weaker economic sections of society, a full meal, even once a day, is a strong incentive to stay in school. This program enables hunger free education and it has lead to a significant rise in enrollment and attendance. So this partnership has a simple but powerful mission - to change the trajectory of countless lives in our community. In the first stage, PepsiCo India is funding equipment and vehicles to set up a kitchen, near Kapashera, Delhi which has the capacity to feed 75,000 children through the mid-day meal program. Through this program PepsiCo India employees can participate in this cause by contributing as little as Rs 3375 (@ Rs. 675 per child) to keep 5 children in a school in a year. PepsiCo foundation will match the employee contribution and double the impact.