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PepsiCo to launch global ethical-farming standards

PepsiCo is preparing to launch a new global initiative to promote sustainable agriculture, as part of an attempt to help businesses put an economic value on the environmental and social impacts of their supply chains. Dan Bena, PepsiCo's director of sustainable development, told BusinessGreen that the drinks giant is planning to launch the new initiative next year, building on work currently being undertaken by on-farm auditing firm Validus . FURTHER READING Exclusive: Adidas reveals talks underway to detox global sportswear supply chain Nissan Leafs to help National Grid upgrade London's energy networks The study is designed to help PespiCo measure the social return on investments (ROI) and put a financial value on the environmental and local economic impacts associated with its supply chain. Bena said that in addition to helping PepsiCo improve its supply chain managemen...

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