LOUISVILLE, KY, April 09, 2010 – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), the world’s largest restaurant company and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has been named one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, for its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility.
Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine reviewed the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. to produce its eleventh annual list. The magazine selected the companies who are bringing their shareholders more value and making employees proud of their corporate social responsibility efforts. Corporate Responsibility Officer evaluated publicly accessible documents and selected leaders in seven categories including: environment; climate change; human rights; philanthropy; employee relations; finance; and governance, with environment and employee relations weighted the highest. According the publication’s website, CRO’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list is “recognized by PR Week as one of America’s top three most–important business rankings.”
“This recognition highlights our continued commitment to corporate responsibility,” said Karen Sherman, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Yum! Brands. “We are very proud of our efforts and remain focused on even better results going forward.”
To access the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report, please visit www.yum.com/responsibility.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 37,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories. The company is ranked #239 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues of nearly $11 billion in 2009. Four of the company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, quick–service seafood, pizza and Mexican–style food categories. A&W Restaurants is the longest running quick–service franchise chain in America. Outside the United States, Yum! Brands system opened more than four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development.