2014 – Yum! Brands http://www.yum.com A World with More Yum! Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Yum!’s 2014 CSR Report Launches: Focus on Building Three Iconic Brands People Trust and Champion http://www.yum.com/yums-2014-csr-report-launches-focus-on-building-three-iconic-brands-people-trust-and-champion/ http://www.yum.com/yums-2014-csr-report-launches-focus-on-building-three-iconic-brands-people-trust-and-champion/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:13:47 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=604 ... Read more »]]> Thursday, April 2, 2015

Yum!’s 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which highlights our performance and progress across focus areas of food, people, environment and community, has been released online.

“CSR is at the heart of how we are growing our three iconic brands,” said Greg Creed, CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc. “I’m proud of the progress we’re making on our journey and we are going to get better and more courageous every day at delivering on the high quality, high integrity commitments our consumers and stakeholders care about most in our food, people, communities and environment.”

Highlights include:

Food

  • By the end of 2015, we will reach our goal of having 15 percent of our meals at one third of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) in each country where we operate.
  • Each of our brands have introduced products that are lower in calories and fat, such as KFC’s Kentucky Grilled Chicken, Pizza Hut’s Skinny Pies and Gluten-Free Pizzas and Taco Bell’s Fresco Menu featuring six items that are each under 350 calories and 10 grams of fat.
  • We are actively reducing sodium across our menus globally.

People

  • We were recognized as one of the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders® in North America for our comprehensive leadership development programs and practices.
  • Our Chief People Officer Anne Byerlein was named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Chief Human Resources Officers.
  • Through Yum! University, our worldwide learning and development platform, associates have completed over 35 million online courses since 2012. We had a record in May 2014 with nearly 1.4 million course completions.
  • Our Andy Pearson Scholarship Program has awarded 2,500 scholarships and nearly $6 million in grants to associates since 2003 in the U.S. In 2014, we awarded 230 scholarships for $537,500.

Community

  • Since 2007, our World Hunger Relief program, the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort in partnership with the U.N. World Food Programme and other hunger relief agencies, has raised and donated more than $600 million in cash and food donations providing 2.4 billion meals.
  • Each year, our restaurants donate more than 10 million pounds of food through our food donation program, Harvest, to partner agencies in the U.S. In total, we have contributed 173 million pounds of food to over 3,000 nonprofit organizations.

Environment

  • By the end of 2015, all of our new company-owned stores will be LEED certifiable.
  • We are on target to reduce energy consumption in our company-owned restaurants 15 percent by the end of 2015. We have eliminated the release of almost 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 since 2009, the equivalent to removing 225,000 cars off the road.
  • We have committed to source 100 percent of our palm oil for cooking oil from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2017.

View the full Yum! 2014 CSR Report or check out our 2014 Performance Summary.

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KFC, Pizza Hut Among ‘Best Global Brands’ for 2014 http://www.yum.com/kfc-pizza-hut-among-best-global-brands-for-2014/ http://www.yum.com/kfc-pizza-hut-among-best-global-brands-for-2014/#respond Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:20:04 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=620 ... Read more »]]> Wednesday, November 12, 2014

KFC and Pizza Hut are among a select group of companies being highlighted as international brand leaders.

Both appear in Interbrand’s newly released 2014 rankings of the Best Global Brands. The ranking methodology includes factors such as demonstrated ability to deliver on customer expectations and drive economic value.

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From Interbrand:

When determining the top 100 most valuable brands each year, Interbrand examines three key aspects that contribute to a brand’s value:

• The financial performance of the branded product and service

• The role the brand plays in influencing customer choice

• The strength the brand has to command a premium price or secure earnings for the company

Check out the full list of “Best Global Brands” here.

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Yum! Increases Score for Third Straight Year on the 2014 CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report http://www.yum.com/yum-increases-score-for-third-straight-year-on-the-2014-cdp-global-500-climate-change-report/ http://www.yum.com/yum-increases-score-for-third-straight-year-on-the-2014-cdp-global-500-climate-change-report/#respond Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:33:42 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=643 ... Read more »]]> Monday, September 29, 2014

For the third year in a row, Yum! has increased its score on the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report. Since 2010, Yum! has participated in CDP, which reports on the environmental impact of companies and how well they are doing to reduce their carbon footprint.

This year, Yum! received a disclosure score of 95 out of a possible 100 points and a performance score of a B. The disclosure score measures the depth and breadth of climate-related actions, and the performance score reflects the positive actions demonstrated through the CDP response. Check out the full 2014 CDP Report here.

“Our strong performance on CDP is a direct result of the incredible sustainability work going on throughout our system globally, helping us be an industry leader,” said Roger McClendon, Yum! Chief Sustainability Officer.

Yum! is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and having a positive impact on the environment. That’s why the company is intentional about incorporating sustainability into the way it does business – to benefit Yum!’s customers, associates, franchisees and their families, shareholders and the planet.

“Here at Yum! we are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world and understand that as a large global company there’s a responsibility to be a good environmental steward,” said Laurie Schalow, Yum! VP of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Our focus on the environment is part of our larger Corporate Social Responsibly framework that centers on making the strongest impact in the most important parts of our business.”

Achieving continued success on CDP would not be possible without the company’s global markets being committed to reducing their carbon footprint. Whether it’s building LEED certified stores, reducing energy usage at corporate headquarters or using electric vehicles for delivery business, every little bit counts towards the larger sustainability effort. Specifically, there was tremendous support from the Australia, China, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States markets.

Learn more about Yum!’s environmental commitments in the most recent CSR Report.

Yum! Environment Commitments

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