PepsiCo Iowa Sustainable Sourcing for High Fructose Corn Supply Chain Project

A sustainability impact project to make progress in reducing absolute green house gas emmissions in PepsiCo’s value chain by 20% by 2030 . PepsiCo and Cargill aim to partner with local farmers to deliver sustainable growth and positive impact through partnerships, education programs and best practice sharing. In this project; PepsiCo and Cargill are working with a local NGO on a sustainable sourcing program that involves recruiting farmers who sell corn to Cargill at Cargill’s facility in Eddyville, Iowa to plant cover crops on any cropland. The objectives of the partnership are to increase farmer’s adoption of winter cover crops through which farmers better manage nutrients, build soil health, control weeds, reduce soil erosion and improve water quality for a more resilient sourcing-shed on Midwest farms resulting in more than 1.2 mil t CO2-eq/year through reduced GHG source emissions.

Active
Insight

Participants

Sponsors
PepsiCo
Cargill

Project Details

Status
Active
Pathway
Insight
Metric
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Water Quality
Crops
Corn (grain)
Natural Resource Concern
Climate Change
Soil Health
Water Quality
Geography
Iowa

Contact

Primary
Cem Ozyurt
PepsiCo
Brands & Retail
Primary
Sarah Carlson
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Grower
Primary
Cover Crops
Practical Farmers of Iowa