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Yum! Brands Pledges $3 Million to Advance Equality and Social Justice

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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. 

Yum! Brands Celebrates Earth Day 2020

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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!

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Yum! Brands Invests in World-Class Leadership Development for Front-Line Restaurant Managers With Acquisition of Heartstyles

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Advances global commitment to a people-first culture that elevates the customer experience

Initiates multi-year global rollout at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

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Advances global commitment to a people-first culture that elevates the customer experience

Initiates multi-year global rollout at KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

Investors Press Fast Food Giants to Move Faster and Bolder on Climate and Water Risk Management, One Year Into $11 Trillion Engagement

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  • Investor coalition nearly doubles in a year from $6.5 to more than $11.4 trillion of combined assets under management.  
  • Among six companies, two have publicly committed to science-based climate targets, two have intentions to set emissions reduction targets, one has undertaken a water risk assessment and committed to assessing the resilience of its animal protein supply chain to various warming scenarios.  

Yum! Brands shows leadership among fast food peers, takes encouraging first step to mitigate its climate change impacts

Fast food giant commits to pursue science-based targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and explore purchasing renewable energy for its restaurants.
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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. 

Yum! Brands Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for Second Consecutive Year

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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.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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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.

Live Twitter Chat: #YumRecipeforGood, July 31, Noon ET

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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.

Pizza Hut Pledges All Chicken to Be Raised Without Antibiotics by 2022

Commitment consists of all chicken, including wings, at Pizza Hut/WingStreet locations; Company first national pizza restaurant to make commitment on bone-in/bone-out wings
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PLANO, Texas, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Pizza Hut announced today its commitment to serve chicken raised free of antibiotics important to human medicine (per World Health Organization) by 2022.

This commitment comprises all chicken, including the company’s WingStreet wings, and comes roughly a year after the brand completed the removal of antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken for pizza. Pizza Hut is the first national pizza company to commit to an antibiotic policy for chicken wings.

Pizza Hut: All Chicken Will be Raised Without Antibiotics by 2022

The move will make it the first pizza company to commit to an antibiotic-free policy for chicken wings, Pizza Hut claims.
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