Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - September 15, 2022
PepsiCo, ADM Partner to Lower Carbon Intensity
PepsiCo and ADM, a sustainable agriculture and nutrition company, announced a 7.5-year strategic commercial agreement to collaborate on projects that aim to significantly expand regenerative agriculture across their shared North American supply chains.
This strategic partnership is expected to reach up to 2 million acres by 2030 and represents an effort by two global companies that share carbon reduction goals.
The companies’ capabilities span the food and agriculture value chains, creating a large-scale platform to support farmers’ transition to regenerative agriculture, while building their resilience to climate change.
The long-term agreement will initially enroll corn, soy and wheat farmers across Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska with the opportunity for future expansion, to increase visibility across the value chain and integrate a range of multi-year farmer-first regenerative agriculture initiatives, including cover crops, reduced tillage, nutrient management, diverse rotations, and responsible pesticide use.
“Building a better food system is essential to the future health of the earth and all of us,” said Jim Andrew, Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo, in a statement. “At its core, PepsiCo is an agricultural company, working to spread regenerative agriculture practices that restore the earth and reduce carbon emissions to 7 million acres by 2030. This partnership with ADM marks a sea change in how PepsiCo engages with strategic partners and is expected to help us reach almost one-third of that goal. ”