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Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April “CSR Month”
Report Updates Performance and Progress Across Four Strategic Areas of Focus:
Food, People, Community and Environment
LOUISVILLE, KY, March 31, 2014 – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), one of the world's largest restaurant companies and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, today announced the release of its online 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.
“As a global corporate citizen and leader in the restaurant industry, we recognize our responsibility to lead the way in CSR. We are proud to share the accomplishments of our brands as they support the commitments we’ve made to be socially responsible and work to become the Defining Global Company that Feeds the World,” said Jonathan Blum, SVP, Chief Public Affairs and Global Nutrition Officer for Yum! Brands, Inc. “We are a company with a huge heart and you’ll see that reflected in this year’s report,” added Blum.
The report provides updates on the progress the company is making towards its goals and tracks performance across four strategic areas of focus: Food, People, Community and Environment. Also featured are success stories from the brands around the world presented in interactive, info-graphic-style and video formats.
The stories and examples shared in the report provide a global view of the company and its many efforts around CSR, including its philanthropic cause, World Hunger Relief, which has become the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort, in support of the United Nations World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies. Over the past seven years, Yum! Brands has raised nearly $185 million in cash and food donations, or the equivalent of providing 740 million meals to those in need in remote corners of the world.
In conjunction with the release of the 2013 CSR Report and in anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, Yum! is declaring April as “CSR Month.” Throughout the month, Yum! and its global brands will share videos, info-graphics and factoids focused on CSR initiatives around food, people, community and environment. Join the conversation at facebook.com/yumbrands and @yumbrands on Twitter using the hashtag #CSR.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 40,000 restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked #201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion and in 2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The Company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a leader in international retail development.
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Yum! News 2014
September 17, 2014 Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa; Milestone in South Africa Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets
August 5, 2014 Yum! Brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Launch World Hunger Relief Effort with Global Spokesperson Christina Aguilera in New “Pass The Red Cup” Challenge; Aguilera uses Powerful Voice to Raise Awareness and Funds for Nearly 850 Million Hungry Worldwide
July 1, 2014 Yum! Brands Opens First KFC in Bolivia; World’s Most Popular Chicken Chain Expands in Emerging Markets
June 10, 2014 Lift a Life Foundation Mobilizes Nearly 200,000 Students Nationwide with Second Annual “Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge” in Partnership with USA TODAY Charitable Foundation; Yum! Brands Foundation Awards Over $250,000 in Grant Prizes to 100 Student Teams For U.S. Hunger Relief Charities
May 1, 2014 Yum! Brands Announces CEO Succession Plan, Becomes Effective on January 1, 2015
April 9, 2014 Yum! Brands Opens First Pizza Hut in Iraq; Milestone Spotlights Company’s Expansion in Emerging Markets
March 31, 2014 Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April “CSR Month”
March 26, 2014 KFC China Launches New Menu and Marketing Strategy Nationwide; Milestone Signifies Next Phase of Company’s Aggressive and Comprehensive Plan to Restage KFC in China
January 9, 2014 Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief Efforts Result in Record–Breaking $37 Million in Cash and Food Donations
January 7, 2014 Yum! Brands Appoints Gibbs President of Pizza Hut U.S., Marker as General Manager of KFC U.S.
January 3, 2014 Cricket Fans Take Flight in KFC Australia’s Green & Gold Skybox