PepsiCo UK has been recognised as a Top 50 Employer for Women by The Times newspaper for the 13th consecutive year.
The annual list is assessed by a team of gender diversity experts from Business in the Community, which makes up Prince Charles’ Responsible Business Network. The scheme recognises organisations that promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion. It also celebrates organisations that are creating opportunities for women and making gender equality a central part of their business strategy.
Jesper Petersen, Vice President, Human Resources, PepsiCo UK & Ireland, commented: “We are delighted that for thirteen years running we have been recognised for our continued commitment to increasing and progressing female participation in the workforce. We’re providing a flexible working environment, and developing programmes to accelerate women’s careers. We have a proud history as a leader in gender diversity, and we look forward to building on this over the coming years.”
Don Cowper, from Business in the Community, commented: "I continue to be impressed by PepsiCo's commitment to gender equality. Making The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list every year since its inception – 13 in total – is hugely impressive and is testament to the importance they place on having a balanced and inclusive workforce. Every year the listing becomes more and more competitive and PepsiCo has risen to the challenge.”
Key facts about PepsiCo UK
- PepsiCo has been recognised as a Top Employer in the UK for seven years in a row.
- Its long-standing Strategies for Success programme helps accelerate the careers of talented female middle managers, with 95% of participants feeling more confident to explore and experiment with their career.
- In November 2017, PepsiCo announced a new partnership with Leading Executive Advancing Diversity, which is dedicated to advancing, retaining and attracting women across Europe’s consumer goods and retail industry.
- PepsiCo has partnered with Inspiring Women, a mentoring partnership which connects employers with young women to break down gender stereotypes.
- PepsiCo is working hard to attract women to STEM careers through events, placement schemes and its ambassadorship programme.
- As part of its parent company PepsiCo, it is committed to working towards its global Performance with Purpose agenda, which includes the ambition to reach gender parity in management roles by 2025.