ESG Today writes that the new achievement will be possible following a 27 million euros investment, which was spent on innovation and sustainable processes over the past five years. Additionally, 5 million euros were invested in decarbonization through implementing renewable power.

PepsiCo officials said that the clean electrification alone will enable the plant to avoid 1.849 tons of CO2 per year.

Archana Jagannathan, Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo Europe, said that "as one of the largest food and drink companies in the world, we know we have a critical role to play in addressing climate change. This huge milestone for our Spanish plant is a testament to our determination to transition to net-zero across our entire value chain, leading the move towards a more sustainable future for our planet and people."

Pepsi released 100% recycled plastic bottles in Spain back in 2021, as well as a cardboard alternative to group aluminum cans. In 2022, Pepsi struck a deal with renewable energy company Iberdrola to power its factories in Spain and Portugal with 100% clean power.

Also, in 2023, the company opened its greenest facility so far in Europe. Located in Poland, the 300 million euros unit incorporates renewable power and circular economy measures to cut on water usage and address the challenges in the worldwide food system.