Published 22nd of February 2022 by Nina

PepsiCo Creates "Multicultural Business and Equity Development Organisation" to Drive Systems Change

Having set out its “Racial Equality Journey” in 2020 with corresponding commitment of #investment close to $600M to address #diversity, equity and inclusion across its internal and external ecosystem, global #food and beverage company PepsiCo has taken now a further step to champion systems change. The company has created a new business unit in its North American division, the Multicultural Business and #Equity #Development Organisation.
Led by the accomplished Derek Lewis, a 34-year PepsiCo veteran who most recently served as President of PepsiCo Beverages North America’s South Division, the #business unit is dedicated to “accelerating efforts to help address inequalities for historically underserved businesses and communities,” and complements its PepsiCo Positive (pep+) programme which commits to “strategic end-to-end transformation” with #sustainability at the heart of the company. 
Citing how PepsiCo’s #leadership views the mission, the importance of the #business unit and the impact the business intends to make both internally and externally in driving #diversityandinclusion transformation, Lewis will report to Kirk Tanner, PepsiCo Beverages North America CEO and Steven Williams, PepsiCo Foods North America CEO.
#betterbusiness #future #diversityequityandinclusion

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