Ensure our beverages make a positive impact with every drink.
When we choose the ingredients and materials that go into our products and packaging, we carefully consider how these decisions affect every step of the journey, from our farmers and suppliers to our partners, employees and communities. In all we do, we are committed to acting responsibly and being a force for positive impact.
We believe our greatest opportunities for impact are in our supply chain, the environment and the people and communities we touch. We are mobilizing people and resources inside and outside our Company to be a catalyst for good. Through transparency, partnership, innovation and investment, we will continue to tackle important issues and contribute to a better world.
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We strive for net positive impact in the places we operate, restoring resources for a circular economy.
We are committed to being a good steward of the environment by finding ways to help protect and replenish the earth’s valuable resources. We continue to innovate for circular solutions across our portfolio; beginning with our transition to recyclable K-Cup® pods, which will be complete in the U.S. by the end of 2020, having completed the transition in Canada in 2018. Our new packaging targets aim to close the loop across all of our packaging materials by ensuring 100% recyclability or compostability and using 30% recycled material across our portfolio by 2025. We are committed to sending zero waste to landfill across our operations by 2025, and 100% of our electricity will be from renewable sources by 2025. We will partner with our highest water-risk communities where we operate to replenish 100% of water used for our beverages in those communities, and we commit to increase water use efficiency by 20% by 2025.
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We use our buying power for good, ensuring we source ethically and responsibly across our supply chain.
Our business practices are intertwined with suppliers around the world, which means the way they operate affects the impact we can make. We work closely with suppliers to understand how they work and the skills, tools and resources they need to achieve and sustain success. So far, our social impact investment programs have reached more than 630,000 people in coffee communities, increasing farmer yields, profitability and resiliency. We have been the world’s largest buyer of Fair Trade™ coffee since 2010 and we support Rainforest Alliance, UTZ and other sustainable farming programs.
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We offer a diverse product portfolio and provide resources to help people make smart choices for themselves and their families.
Our product portfolio has more low- and no-calorie choices than ever before, and new smaller-size options are available across our portfolio. We provide consumers clear ingredient facts about their favorite beverages, such as calorie counts on packaging and product nutrition facts online. We are committed to partnering with leading organizations to accelerate portfolio innovation and transparency for health and wellbeing. We also support opportunities for daily physical activity. Let’s Play is a Keurig Dr Pepper initiative that provides funding, equipment and play spaces to help make active play a daily priority for kids and families across North America.
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We are committed to giving back and engaging our employees to enrich the communities where we live, work and play.
Keurig Dr Pepper is proud of the positive impact we continue to make in our communities. Whether we’re working to improve farmers’ livelihoods in our coffee communities, partnering with national non-profits KaBOOM! and Good Sports to give kids new play opportunities or helping Keep America Beautiful encourage more recycling by adding bins in public spaces, our corporate responsibility efforts are amplified through community investments that make a meaningful difference.
Outside of our corporate philanthropy programs, we support community needs through sponsorships, in-kind and monetary donations. We also know encouraging our employees to contribute their time through volunteering is a valued enabler to our culture of giving back.
For more information on Let’s Play, please visit Let’s Play
Progress in Action
We’re channeling energy and resources into opportunities where we believe we can have significant positive impact. Learn more about how we bring our corporate responsibility vision to life below.
Back to the Source
Helping People Consume Less Sugar
High School Equipment Makeover Challenge
We are committed to transparency and information sharing. Use the links below to explore our corporate responsibility reports and ethics and compliance policies.
We know real progress requires collaboration with multiple stakeholders, from industry partners to nongovernmental organizations to local governments and beyond. We’re proud to highlight a few partners with whom we work to eliminate packaging waste and drive toward a circular economy. Click on each logo to learn more about our impact together.
We collaborate with The Recycling Partnership to improve recycling across America. Our investment of more than $1 million since 2016 helped bring more and better recycling to 490 communities, equipping them with best practices, tools and education to make recycling easier. Through the new West Coast Contamination Initiative, we’re specifically helping California, Oregon and Washington reduce contamination with curbside collection programs so that more material can be recycled into new products in the U.S., supporting local economies and job creation.
We were one of the first investors in the Closed Loop Fund, investing $10 million over 10 years to address bottlenecks in the recycling system. The fund provides zero- or low-interest loans to public and private entities to expand and enhance recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies to advance the circular economy. Our investment has led to the reduction of over 800,000 tons of waste to landfill, improving recycling opportunities for almost 4 million households.
We are Principal Members of the World Wildlife Fund’s ReSource: Plastic activation hub, alongside peers from the beverage, food services, consumer goods and packaging industries. We will use this hub as a roadmap to measure our actions, learn from others, continually improve and keep valuable plastics in a circular economy. This platform will help turn ambitious commitments into real, measurable action.
We are members of the How2Recycle standardized labeling system, which communicates recycling instructions clearly on packaging. By providing simple, consistent guidance on how to recycle, we avoid confusion and empower our consumers to take active steps to easily recycle our products. All of our recyclable K-Cup® pods will use the How2Recycle label as we expand availability in the U.S. in 2019 – joining the growing number of products and packages utilizing this standardized approach to improve recycling behaviors.