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Talent Sustainability

At PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand our commitment to Talent Sustainability means we’re continually working to develop and retain our people. Learn more about our efforts to attract the world’s best talent.

Our Goal

Our people are our greatest strength. Without a broad base of talented people, we cannot continue to deliver exceptional results. Our goals are to attract, hire, train and retain the most talented people. By valuing our employees, supporting their ability to work effectively together and providing them with the tools they need to succeed, we are ensuring that PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is the kind of company where talented people of all backgrounds want to work.

We continue to foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel they can bring their whole self to work, and that all their contributions and past experiences are valued.

We leverage the reach of our employee base and continue to encourage our employees across the country to participate in community service and inclusion activities, which are designed not only to positively impact the communities we serve, but to drive our employees to be leaders in social responsibility.

We take a holistic approach to sustaining our talent by initiating programs that include:

  • A strong commitment to diversity
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Strong health and safety programs
  • Opportunities for career growth and development through core people processes
  • Lifestyle and personal development opportunities
  • Robust programs to measure employee satisfaction and award achievement
  • Support the work life quality of our employees

In Australia in 2011 and 2012, PepsiCo was selected as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Federal Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA). In New Zealand in 2010, PepsiCo received the Enterprising Manakau Business of the Year Supreme Award, The Enterprising Manakau Excellence in Manufacturing Award, The Brookfield’s Lawyers Employer of Choice Award and was a Finalist in the New Zealand Equal Employment Opportunities (NZEEO) Trust Workplace Work & Life Award.

PepsiCo has also signed the Australian Employment Covenant (AEC) – a national industry lead initiative which brings Australians togethers to break the vicious cycle of unemployment and poverty among Indigenous Australians. PepsiCo has committed to providing employment opportunities in Australia to 20 Indigenous job seekers who meet the specific requirements of the roles.

Supporting Our Communities

PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is united in our commitment to supporting the communities where we live and operate. We achieve this through our “Helping Hands” employee donation and volunteer program and our involvement with “Foodbank”

The "Helping Hands” program is a simple way for our employees to make a real difference to our communities. Employees are provided with volunteering leave so they can work directly with charitable organizations. There is also a facility for employees to make regular pre-tax donations to one or more of our six partner charities (as nominated and decided upon by our employees). Employee donations by eligible employees are matched dollar for dollar by the Company. The "Helping Hands Program” means we are helping to make a positive and meaningful contribution to our community as well as assisting in building a better tomorrow.

Foodbank is a not-for-profit, non-denominational organisation that seeks and distributes food and grocery industry donations to welfare agencies which feed the hungry. Foodbank is in fact the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia – distributing to over 2,000 welfare agencies across Australia. PepsiCo has been Foodbank partner since 1999. Last year we extended our involvement with Foodbank via the provision of fresh potatoes.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand we believe that an inclusive culture that recognises and values the unique attributes and experiences of every employee is critical to the sustainable growth of our business. That’s why Diversity & Inclusion is a strategic priority for us.

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy is based on valuing all individual differences; including those that are visible and invisible, such as backgrounds, work styles, thought processes and experiences. Diversity brings new perspectives into the workplace and encourages innovation, enabling us to identify new market opportunities.

Employee Learning & Development

Increasing the skills of our employees is crucial for business success in a competitive global economy. With the launch of PepsiCo University, we are helping employees develop the job-related skills needed to drive innovation and growth for the future. PepsiCo University offers learning solutions focused on building people skills, managerial skills, and cultural awareness.

Providing a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

The health and safety of our employees is of utmost importance. That’s why PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand is committed to providing the work systems necessary for employees to carry out their work safely as well as meeting and, where appropriate, exceeding applicable Australian and New Zealand health and safety laws and regulations.

View our Global Occupational Health & Safety Policy.

View our Pepsico Australia and New Zealand Health & Safety Policy.

PepsiCo, Inc.’s Human Rights Workplace Policy ensures a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination where people feel comfortable and respected. In 2008, we translated this policy into 20 languages and broadly communicated it as part of our Code of Conduct Training, a leading edge process that ensures our businesses are operating in the most ethical way possible.

View our Human Rights Workplace Policy.

Worldwide Code of Conduct

Our Worldwide Code of Conduct is an ethical roadmap for putting our core beliefs into action and living up to our commitments. It applies to every employee and every business transaction we make on our journey towards Performance with Purpose.

Along with our core Values, the Code of Conduct is the foundation for our strategic mission – Performance with Purpose, which combines the two things that define what we do – growing the business, and acting as ethical and responsible citizens of the world.

Our Values, the Code and Performance with Purpose are woven into the fabric of our company. Simply put, at PepsiCo, acting as ethical and responsible citizens of the world means compliance with:

  • the laws in the countries where we operate
  • our Policies
  • our Values
  • our Worldwide Code of Conduct

Our commitment to applying our Values, the Code and ethical business practices to all aspects of our business is critical to delivering and living Performance with Purpose.

View our Worldwide Code of Conduct.


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