Louisville, KY, September 8, 2017 – Yum! Brands has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. This is the Company’s first time being included on the index, which is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.
“We are honored by this recognition which reflects our commitment to being a good corporate citizen focused on building sustainable brands that people trust and champion,” said Marc Kesselman, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Government Affairs Officer for Yum! Brands. “While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we are continuously working to incorporate sustainability in our growth plans, focusing our efforts on the areas our consumers and stakeholders care about most.”
Since launching in 1999, DJSI has become a leading global index that tracks the sustainability performance of businesses. In collaboration with RobecoSAM, the index assesses and ranks the economic, environmental and social impact of around 3,500 publicly traded companies. View details about the 2017 DJSI here.
More information on Yum! Brands’ responsibility efforts can be found at www.yum.com/responsibility.
About Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has nearly 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2017, Yum! Brands was named among the top 100 Best 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. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in international retail development.