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 representation in the workforce, and we strive to increase the number of women leaders within PepsiCo through recruiting and development initiatives around the world.
We have been ranked by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women for the last 13 years. The Employers' Institute has ranked us as a UK Top Employer for seven years in a row
Our female leadership programme - Strategies for Success - is focused on helping female 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 are passionate about developing our people at all levels of our business. We develop our employees through regular training and career development tools, which help them achieve their goals while contributing to the business.
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.
Playing our part in getting Britain Working
We want to contribute to the communities in which we operate and help young people develop their 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 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.
Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, we have recruited more than 190 apprentices across our UK supply chain.