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MARCH 2014

PepsiCo states zero tolerance
for illegal activities in their supply chain

On March 18th 2014 PepsiCo announced a land policy declaring a zero tolerance for illegal activities in their supply chain, thus recognizing their obligations in preventing infringement of legitimate land tenure holders. PepsiCo encourages their supplying countries to meet certain standards, including the principles listed in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.

Through the land policy, PepsiCo has committed to work under the following principles:

  • Respecting and protecting land tenure rights and right holders.
  • Using transparent and public land acquisition processes.
  • Ensuring fair and legal negotiations regarding land transfer and acquisitions in developing countries by implementing the Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) principles.
  • Requiring suppliers to meet FPIC standards in relation to land acquisition.
  • Supporting responsible land rights practices by engaging with governments and international bodies.

With the land policy, PepsiCo is demonstrating support for responsible governance of tenure. The company additionally stated that it intends to join the Committee on World Food Security to further demonstrate support of responsible land rights practices.

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