PepsiCo Supplier Diversity

With a $1B+ diverse spend, PepsiCo is committed to growing & maintaining a diverse supplier base and building relationships with suppliers that reflect the consumers, customers, and communities we serve.

Leadership Message from the CEO

PepsiCo is proud of its progress in supplier diversity. Since our formal program began in 1982, many diverse-owned businesses have been critical to our growth, delivering unique innovation, insight, and impact. Today, as we strive to be the global leader in convenient foods and beverages by winning with purpose, these partners will be even more crucial to meeting the changing needs of customers and consumers.

We firmly believe that diversity in all aspects of our work is essential to strengthening our business and the communities that are the foundation of our success.
Ramon Laguarta
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Case Study

PepsiCo’s Supplier Diversity Program celebrates 40 years of working with businesses like Singleton & Sons Farms

PepsiCo's Supplier Diversity Program marks its 40th anniversary. The program helps women, minority, veteran, and LGBTQ-owned businesses by fostering relationships with suppliers and creating opportunities for them to grow. Through this program, PepsiCo not only benefits from new ideas and perspectives but also helps build stronger, more equitable communities. PepsiCo's Supplier Diversity Program has been recognized by various organizations and has received numerous awards over the years.

2023 Summit

Watch the recap of our 2023 Supplier Diversity Summit

The summit brought together PepsiCo’s Supplier Diversity team, procurement teams and diverse suppliers, with the aim to improve relationships with diverse suppliers and provide opportunities for our team to get our initiatives in front of a new group of suppliers.

Certification

Who qualifies as a Diverse Supplier?

For consideration under PepsiCo’s Supplier Diversity program, companies must be 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a member of one of the following groups:

Ethnic Minority Owned
Differently-Abled Owned
LGBTQ+ Owned
Women Owned
Veteran Owned

Ownership by any of these groups means that the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals, or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals. The management and daily operations must be controlled by those associated Diverse Supplier group members.

Partnerships

PepsiCo develops and maintains strong partnerships with advocacy organizations that identify and develop diverse suppliers.

Testimonials

Hear what our vendors have to say:

With PepsiCo it's different because we're able to understand the 'why' and give suggestions, but also be able to flex our genius. This has allowed us, as a minority owned agency to be able to pull up a chair and really figure out how do you work.
Roy Broderick, Jr.
Authentique Agency
Not only do they want to hear from women in business, they want to utilize women in business and they listen. And I think that's the most important thing about our relationship with PepsiCo as a woman owned business.
Sharon Evans
CFJ Manufacturing
We're just really proud of our partnership with Pepsi. It’s a guiding light for us to move forward.
Mike De La Cruz
Group O
My father started growing potatoes in 1981, and PepsiCo was his first customer. It's hard for a black grower to get a fair hand… that's all he wanted was a level playing field. PepsiCo has helped give us a fair hand.
Steve Singleton
Singleton & Sons Farms

Awards

2021 NBIC Best of the Best Logo
2022 Diversity Top 50 Companies for Diversity logo
NMSDC Corporation of the Year in 1989, 2004, 2009, and 2015
Top Corporations Hall of Fame
Top Corporations WBENC
USPAACC Most Valuable Corporation of the Year in 2018
2022 Diversity Top 50 Companies for Diversity logo
2021 NBIC Best of the Best Logo
USPAACC Most Valuable Corporation of the Year in 2018
NMSDC Corporation of the Year in 1989, 2004, 2009, and 2015
Top Corporations WBENC
Top Corporations Hall of Fame
PepsiCo Supplier Diversity

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