Specialized Disclosure Report
PepsiCo, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina 1-1183 13-1584302
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York10577
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

David Flavell
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
(914) 253-2000
 (Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report)

Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:

Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2021.

Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

A copy of the Conflict Minerals Report of PepsiCo, Inc. (the “Company”) has been attached as Exhibit 1.01 hereto and is publicly available at Information on the Company’s website is not and should not be considered part of, nor is it incorporated by reference into, this Form SD.

Item 1.02 Exhibit

The Company’s Conflict Minerals Report required by Item 1.01 is filed as Exhibit 1.01 hereto.

Section 2 – Exhibits

Item 2.01 Exhibits

Exhibit 1.01 - Conflict Minerals Report as required by Items 1.01 and 1.02 of this Form.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.

PepsiCo, Inc.
Date: May 20, 2022By:/s/ Cynthia Nastanski
Name: Cynthia Nastanski
Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Law and Deputy Corporate Secretary


Exhibit 1.01

PepsiCo, Inc. Conflict Minerals Report
For the calendar year ended December 31, 2021

Introduction and Background
This Conflict Minerals Report (this “Report”) of PepsiCo, Inc. (“PepsiCo”) was prepared pursuant to Rule 13p-1 (together with Form SD, the “Rule”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Rule requires disclosure of certain information when a public company manufactures or contracts to manufacture products that contain conflict minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of those products if the company has reason to believe that the conflict minerals may have originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the adjoining countries of Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (the “Covered Countries”). As defined by the Rule, and for the purposes of this Report, the conflict minerals are gold, columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite and wolframite, including their derivatives as limited to tantalum, tin and tungsten (collectively, the “Conflict Minerals”).

PepsiCo is a leading global convenient foods and beverage company with a complementary portfolio of brands, including Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. Through its operations, authorized bottlers, contract manufacturers and other third parties, PepsiCo makes, markets, distributes and sells a wide variety of convenient foods and beverages, serving customers and consumers in more than 200 countries and territories. On December 5, 2018, PepsiCo acquired all of the outstanding shares of SodaStream International Ltd. (“SodaStream”), a manufacturer and distributor of sparkling water makers. SodaStream develops, manufactures, distributes and sells sparkling water makers and exchangeable carbon-dioxide cylinders, along with consumables, including carbon-dioxide refills, reusable carbonation bottles and flavors to add to the sparkling water.

PepsiCo conducted an analysis of the products that it manufactures or contracts to be manufactured and found that three models of SodaStream’s sparkling water makers that were sold during calendar year 2021 contained electronic circuit boards and other electrical components which contain one or more Conflict Minerals. PepsiCo also determined that Conflict Minerals can be found in the brass components within SodaStream’s sparkling water makers and in the brass valves on SodaStream’s carbon-dioxide cylinders. While brass mainly consists of copper and zinc, brass may contain trace quantities of tin as an impurity in the other metals. These products are collectively referred to in this Report as the “Covered Products.” With the exception of the Covered Products, PepsiCo did not manufacture or contract to manufacture any other products that contain Conflict Minerals that are necessary to the functionality or production of those products.
As detailed below, based on the good faith reasonable country of origin inquiry regarding the Conflict Minerals in the Covered Products, PepsiCo had reason to believe that certain of the Conflict Minerals necessary to the functionality or production of the Covered Products may have originated in the Covered Countries and that such Conflict Minerals may not be from recycled or scrap sources. 

PepsiCo’s due diligence measures have been designed to conform to, in all material respects, the five-step framework laid out by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in its OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: Third Edition

(2016), including the related supplements on gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (collectively, the “OECD Guidance”). However, as described above, with the exception of the Covered Products manufactured by SodaStream, PepsiCo does not manufacture or contract to manufacture products that contain Conflict Minerals necessary to the functionality or production of those products. Therefore, certain steps of the OECD Guidance have been designed by PepsiCo to be limited to SodaStream and its supply chain as detailed below.

OECD Step 1: Establish strong Company management systems
Conflict Minerals Policy
PepsiCo has adopted a Conflict Minerals Policy that sets forth its commitment to responsibly sourcing minerals and establishes its expectations of its suppliers. This policy is available on PepsiCo’s website. Information on PepsiCo’s website is not and should not be considered part of, nor is it incorporated by reference into, this Report.

Internal Management Systems
PepsiCo has an internal team consisting of cross-functional team members from the procurement, legal and finance departments charged with executing PepsiCo’s due diligence processes and with training employees outside of the team on their roles and responsibilities in connection with due diligence and compliance.

Supply Chain Controls System
Neither PepsiCo nor SodaStream does any direct business with any smelters or refiners of Conflict Minerals. As “downstream” companies, generally there are multiple tiers between PepsiCo, SodaStream and the source of raw materials that enter the manufacturing process. Therefore, PepsiCo must rely on SodaStream’s direct suppliers to work with their upstream suppliers to provide PepsiCo with accurate information about the origin of Conflict Minerals in the materials and parts that are purchased by SodaStream for the Covered Products.

For Covered Products, PepsiCo utilizes the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “Template”) of the Responsible Business Alliance. The Template is designed to facilitate the transfer of information from suppliers in the supply chain regarding each mineral’s country of origin and the smelters and refiners being utilized for such mineral.

Supplier Engagement
PepsiCo communicates with its in-scope suppliers to ensure they are aware of the Rule and that each in-scope supplier is expected to have a conflict minerals policy in place and to implement a system to trace the origin of any Conflict Minerals in its supply chain, including by collecting the information called for by the Template.

Grievance Mechanism
PepsiCo maintains a third-party confidential hotline service and conflict minerals e-mail address that provides a mechanism to ask questions or report concerns about potential violations of the Conflict Minerals Policy.


OECD Step 2: Identify and assess risks in the supply chain
SodaStream identifies those suppliers from which it purchases components or materials for the Covered Products that may include Conflict Minerals and provides a list of those suppliers to PepsiCo. SodaStream then conducts an annual survey of these in-scope suppliers using the Template. Unresponsive suppliers are issued follow-up requests and survey responses are reviewed for completeness and accuracy.

SodaStream received responses from all of the in-scope suppliers for calendar year 2021, including the names and locations of smelters and refiners from which such suppliers were able to determine it sourced Conflict Minerals. However, some suppliers indicated they were unable to identify all the smelters and refiners in their supply chains. The information received from suppliers was then analyzed and reviewed against the Responsible Minerals Initiative’s (RMI”) list of smelters and refiners that have received an active” or “conformant” designation through the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP”). The RMAP “conformant” list is composed of smelters and refiners that have successfully completed an independent third-party audit and were found to have systems and processes in place to support responsible sourcing of raw materials and can provide evidence to support their sourcing activities. The RMAP “active” list includes those smelters or refiners that are currently engaged in the RMAP but for which a conformance determination has not yet been made.

OECD Step 3: Design and implement a strategy to respond to identified risks
The members of the internal Conflict Minerals teams collaborate as and when necessary to assess the progress of PepsiCo’s compliance program and provide updates for relevant senior management with respect to the due diligence process and filing of Form SD and this Report.

OECD Step 4: Carry out independent third-party audit of smelter/refiner’s due diligence practices
Due to PepsiCo’s downstream position in the supply chain, it does not have a direct relationship with smelters and refiners, nor does it perform direct audits of the smelters and refiners that provide SodaStream’s supply chain with the Conflict Minerals contained in the Covered Products. PepsiCo relies upon industry efforts to influence smelters and refiners to undergo audits and become certified through the RMAP.

OECD Step 5: Report on supply chain due diligence
This Report and the accompanying Form SD are publicly filed by PepsiCo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available on PepsiCo’s website. Information on PepsiCo’s website is not and should not be considered part of, nor is it incorporated by reference into, this Report.

Responses were received from all in-scope suppliers for calendar year 2021. Based on the information provided by those in-scope suppliers, PepsiCo believes that the facilities that were used to process the Conflict Minerals contained in the Covered Products included the smelters and refiners listed in Appendix A attached to this Report. However, due to the challenges of tracing sources of Conflict Minerals in a multi-tier supply chain and because some suppliers were unable to identify all the smelters and refiners in their supply chains, PepsiCo cannot be certain that these smelters and refiners were in fact in SodaStream’s supply chain; nor can PepsiCo be certain that other non-identified smelters or refiners were not in SodaStream’s supply chain.

The identified smelters and refineries are located in Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States of America. PepsiCo compared the list of smelters and refiners to the RMAP conformant smelter and refiner lists and

confirmed that all but three of the known smelters and refiners for calendar year 2021, including those that were reported by SodaStream’s in-scope suppliers as sourcing from a Covered Country, appear on the RMAP conformant list. The remaining smelters and refiners were identified on the RMAP active list and no certification status was available. Because the RMI generally does not indicate individual countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by “conformant” or “active” smelters and refiners, PepsiCo was not able to determine the countries of origin of the Conflict Minerals processed by the listed “conformant” or “active” smelters and refiners with greater specificity.

PepsiCo continually takes steps to improve its due diligence processes. Due diligence is an ongoing, proactive and reactive process. PepsiCo plans to continue to inform in-scope suppliers about their role in PepsiCo’s conflict minerals compliance program and continue to engage with in-scope suppliers to obtain current, accurate and complete information about its supply chain.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this Report that are forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, operating plans and projections about future events and trends. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties. For information on certain factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from our expectations, please see PepsiCos filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PepsiCo undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



TantalumF&X Electro-Materials Ltd.CHINACID000460Conformant
TinChifeng Dajingzi Tin Industry Co., Ltd.CHINACID003190Conformant
TinCV Venus Inti PerkasaINDONESIACID002455Active
TinEM VintoBOLIVIACID000438Conformant
TinFenix MetalsPOLANDCID000468Conformant
TinGejiu Non-Ferrous Metal Processing Co., Ltd.CHINACID000538Conformant
TinLuna Smelter, Ltd.RWANDACID003387Conformant
TinMalaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC)MALAYSIACID001105Conformant
TinMetallo Belgium N.V.BELGIUMCID002773Conformant
TinMetallo Spain S.L.U.SPAINCID002774Conformant
TinMineracao Taboca S.A.BRAZILCID001173Conformant
TinOperaciones Metalurgicas S.A.BOLIVIACID001337Conformant
TinPT Artha Cipta LanggengINDONESIACID001399Conformant
TinPT ATD Makmur Mandiri JayaINDONESIACID002503Conformant

TinPT Babel Surya Alam LestariINDONESIACID001406Conformant
TinPT Bangka SerumpunINDONESIACID003205Conformant
TinPT Mitra Stania PrimaINDONESIACID001453Conformant
TinPT Mitra Sukses GlobalindoINDONESIACID003449Active
TinPT Rajawali Rimba PerkasaINDONESIACID003381Conformant
TinPT Refined Bangka TinINDONESIACID001460Conformant
TinPT Stanindo Inti PerkasaINDONESIACID001468Conformant
TinPT Timah NusantaraINDONESIACID001486Active
TinPT Timah Tbk KundurINDONESIACID001477Conformant
TinPT Timah Tbk MentokINDONESIACID001482Conformant
TinPT Tinindo Inter NusaINDONESIACID001490Conformant
TinRui Da HungTAIWANCID001539Conformant
TinTin Smelting Branch of Yunnan Tin Co., Ltd.CHINACID002180Conformant
TinWhite Solder Metalurgia e Mineracao Ltda.BRAZILCID002036Conformant
TinYunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd.CHINACID002158Conformant
GoldArgor-Heraeus S.A.SWITZERLANDCID000077Conformant
GoldHeraeus Metals Hong Kong Ltd.CHINACID000707Conformant
GoldLS-NIKKO Copper Inc.REPUBLIC OF KOREACID001078Conformant

GoldMetalor Technologies (Hong Kong) Ltd.CHINACID001149Conformant
GoldShandong Gold Smelting Co., Ltd.CHINACID001916Conformant
GoldShandong Zhaojin Gold & Silver Refinery Co. Ltd.CHINACID001622Conformant
GoldSolar Applied Materials Technology Corp.TAIWANCID001761Conformant
GoldTanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.JAPANCID001875Conformant
GoldZhongyuan Gold Smelter of Zhongjin Gold CorporationCHINACID002224Conformant