05 Oct '11, 4pm

A Report from PepsiCo's Road to Zero

A Report from PepsiCo's Road to Zero

This morning, PepsiCo announced the latest phase of the company's ongoing efforts to transform a 27-year-old Frito-Lay manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona into a "Near Net Zero" consumer of energy and water. I had the chance to tour the facility recently with Al Halvorsen, the company's Director of Environmental Sustainability. Spoiler alert: I'm a manufacturing and warehousing geek, having spent 20 years touring hundreds of factories and distribution centers in the past. I can get just as excited by an inspection machine that sorts out sub-standard potato chips -- really, it kicks out the individual chip while all the others head toward the bag -- as I can about the latest advances in solar technology. And while there are a number of innovative technologies being used, PepsiCo's real story is two-fold: Taking a systems thinking approach to bundling improvements...

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