Last Sunday, I shared our "Call for Unity" and committed that Yum! Brands will invest more time, talent and resources to be a greater force for positive change and equality — for restaurant employees and in the communities where we operate alongside our franchisees. Open and honest conversations across our company and with our franchisees are making it clear that we must now take action to help break down the systemic issues of inequality and racism.
Over the years, Yum! has made big and small steps to advance our sustainability journey. Even now during this challenging time, our food donation program Harvest is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping leftover food out of landfills. The surplus meals are being donated to food banks, soup kitchens and other nonprofits to feed people in communities around the world. Since 1992, the Harvest program has donated 190 million-plus lbs. of food. Happy Earth Day!
Fast food giant commits to pursue science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and explore purchasing renewable energy for its restaurants.
Yum! Brands took “an important first step” to mitigate its impacts on climate change and align with investor expectations on greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to investors who reached an agreement today with the fast food giant.
PLANO, Texas, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – KFC celebrated its first-ever global community outreach effort this September through a new, annual giving initiative called “Acts of Colonel-ness,” in honor of what would have been founder Colonel Harland Sander’s 128th birthday. To bring the campaign to life, KFC challenged 300,000 team members in more than 130 countries around the world to commit to doing a total of 128,000 acts of kindness in their communities during the month of September.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was once again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. DJSI is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.
KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.
Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Yum! Brands as the company discusses its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Strategy, which highlights the company’s progress and outlines efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.