PepsiCo Inc.: Establishing a Role in a Sustainable Society
In early 2021, PepsiCo Inc. (PepsiCo), one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, was undergoing immense criticism for its role in global health issues including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, malnutrition, and cancer. As far back as 2010, executives at PepsiCo had recognized that "society, people, and lifestyles have changed" and that PepsiCo had no choice but to move in healthier directions. Although PepsiCo had made impressive strides in reducing the negative health impacts of some of its products, criticism persisted that it was not going far enough. Michael Valente is affiliated with York University.