The global supply chain is getting more and more complicated, especially as more and more industries use numerous, diverse suppliers to support production. The need to control expenses and maintain high efficiency levels is still present. Organizations must use a structured approach for procurement in order to manage their interactions with many suppliers and service providers and to stay competitive.
As the sole producer of PepsiCo beverages in the nation, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) upholds ethics and accountability in all of its dealings with partners and suppliers. This aids in upholding the highest standards of quality in creating, manufacturing, and dispensing its selection of beloved beverages.
“We constantly seek to work with the best suppliers for the best materials. PCPPI observes the highest standards of supplier compliance supported by stringent requirements. It is in line with our commitment to our customers to only collaborate with those that meet this criteria,” said Lyn Udarbe, PCPPI’s Head of Procurement.
PCPPI values suppliers that are flexible in terms of pricing and have strong liquidity position. It is also keen in prioritizing local suppliers, as much as possible, in line with its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities.
Aside from this, PCPPI makes sure the selected suppliers are compliant with its Supplier’s Code of Conduct. This agreement highlights the business and ethical standards that suppliers must adhere to and observe. These include compliance to human rights and labor standards, health, safety, quality and food safety regulations, and relevant environmental codes.
PCPPI’s ICARE value of Integrity plays a significant role in maintaining supplier relationships. As an example, accreditation cycles are held regularly to ensure that the organization maintains a validated list of suppliers at any given time.
“We ask for legal documents such as business permits to check the validity of our suppliers’ permits. Through this process, we are able to review their performance and credibility vis-à-vis their capabilities to serve our requirements. Our premium on working with integrity must also be implemented among our suppliers, and this is not up for compromise,” Udarbe added.
Fairness and openness are two ways that PCPPI upholds its ICARE (Integrity and Innovation, Care and Respect, Empowerment, and Excellence) Values in all of its dealings. In the rush to finish a project or transaction, due diligence and conflicts of interest are sometimes disregarded during the accreditation and selection process. The company uses the SpeakUp program and legal involvement to develop a supplier resolution process to reduce the risk of similar occurrences. The SpeakUp initiative allows PCPPI employees and suppliers to voice concerns about unethical or unethical business practices. The service is offered every day and is maintained by a third-party partner to ensure anonymity.
Over time, establishing solid supplier relationships enables operations to be streamlined and cost efficiencies to be realized. PCPPI is able to produce its products with the help of trusted supplier partners for the benefit of Filipino clients by utilizing an organized, transparent method.
Famous beverage companies like Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Sting, Milkis, Lipton, Premier, and Chum Churum Soonhari are distributed by PCPPI. Visit www.pepsiphilippines.com for more details on PCPPI and its products.