Pepsico Operations: Safety First
operations and sales in Tucker didn’t skip a beat with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the outbreak shined a light on how the company’s focus on safety for its employees and customers.
- Pepsico immediately ordered personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide to employees.
- They increased inventory of cleaning supplies, including 200 gallons of hand sanitizer from Guardian Sports, for enhanced equipment cleaning and sanitizing throughout the facility and common areas.
- The company eliminated large group meetings and replaced them with teleconferencing or virtual meetings while enacting training and health protocols to educate employees about virus prevention and safety.
Communication and transparency have been key in both ensuring safety and maintaining workforce trust. Pepsico has maintained relationships among the trade and community networks like the City of Tucker and Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, which have also been beneficial in sharing best practices and problem-solving issues.
In order to meet consumer demand for beverages as more people have sheltered in place due to the pandemic, Pepsico has actually added employees at its facility, instead of decreasing workers. That’s incredible!.