PepsiCo, Inc. announced, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), the open sourcing of the PepsiCo Water Academy. The course, jointly developed by the partners, will be open to individuals outside of the company for the first time. The program will initially be available to a limited number of participants outside of PepsiCo this year, with a goal of expanding this in 2023 based on demand. The Academy is designed to help professionals gain a basic understanding of water resources and how water stewardship practices can be implemented.
“PepsiCo has learned a great deal about water stewardship along our journey and we carefully curated the most impactful lessons here, in partnership with many of the world’s leading water experts,” said, David Grant, PepsiCo’s Global Director of Water Stewardship. “Responsibly managed water resources depend on collaboration among multiple actors across the watershed. We hope this course can help stakeholders build the foundational knowledge required to support them on their water stewardship journey.”
The course was initially developed for PepsiCo associates responsible for managing water resources to help build their knowledge base and guide their annual objectives. After seeing the value the course provided internally, PepsiCo and ASU decided it was important to share those learnings and insights with others outside the company.
Participants will gain actionable insight around where water comes from, how businesses can better manage it, how water is governed, and how to effectively plan for the future. At the end of the course, participants will receive a digital badge with a certificate of completion from ASU and PepsiCo.