Yum! Brands Aspires to Nourish the World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the UN, nearly 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. Hunger and malnutrition represent the biggest health risk worldwide. The good news is that it is entirely possible to solve the problem of hunger. Today’s knowledge, combined with will of the governments and corporate organizations, can solve the problem. 

Yum! Brands has just released its 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which showcases the company’s efforts to feed the world through sustainable food production and waste reduction. The report outlines the progress the company has made across four strategic areas of focus: food, people, community and environment. 

The report highlights Yum! Brands’ elevated governance strategy to annually update the Board of Directors on its CSR commitments and progress. It provides information about the company’s strengthened Supplier Code of Conduct and Human Rights & Labor Practices Policy. 

The report also features success stories from the company’s three iconic brands around the world, which are presented in engaging online formats. According to Yum! Brands CEO Greg Creed, being a responsible company is at the heart of how it is growing its business. The company is dedicated to feeding the world, not only for profit, but also for good. 

Yum! Brands 2015 CSR Report highlights include: 

Food 

Nearly all of the company’s global markets met its 2015 goal of having 15 percent of meal options meet one-third of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) in every country where it operates and are now striving toward the goal of 20 percent of meal options by 2020. 

People 

In 2015, Yum! Brands established a diversity and inclusion council called Leading Inclusion for Tomorrow (LIFT) to continue elevating the importance of diversity and inclusion in the business. The company was named a Learning Elite organization on the 2015 Learning! 100 list for the fourth consecutive year. 

Community 

Since 2007, the company and its brands donated an equivalent of nearly 2.6 billion nutritious meals for those in need. Yum! pledged to donate 10 million pounds of surplus product in 2016 as part of the U.S. EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. 

Environment 

The company exceeded its 2015 energy reduction goal of 15 percent compared to its 2005 baseline, which is equal to the release of 1.6 million tons of CO2. Yum! Brands set a new waste reduction goal to annually divert at least 50 percent of its back-of-house operational waste, calculated by weight, by the end of 2020. 

Source: 3BL Media 

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