CSR – 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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Yum! Brands Releases 2013 CSR Report, Designates April ‘CSR Month’ http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-releases-2013-csr-report-designates-april-csr-month/ http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-releases-2013-csr-report-designates-april-csr-month/#respond Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:06:56 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=590 ... Read more »]]> Friday, March 28, 2014

Yum!’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, which tracks the company’s performance and progress across focus areas of food, people, environment and community, is now available online. The report includes updates on the company’s goals, as well as success stories from Yum! and its brands around the world, captured in interactive videos and infographics.

“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 Yum! Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs Officer and Global Nutrition Officer Jonathan Blum. “As a global corporate citizen and leader in the restaurant industry, we recognize our responsibility to lead the way in CSR.”

Notable achievements from the 2013 report include:

Food: In 2013 we focused on improvement in the nutrition content of the brands’ food, with elimination of trans fats from cooking oils and reduction of saturated fats and sodium.

People: KFC UK won the 2014 Top Employer Award from the Top Employers Institute in Britain, becoming the first company to receive the accolade for three consecutive years.

Environment: Yum! is opening new restaurants around the world that are LEED-certifiable. In September of 2013, KFC China celebrated the opening of its first LEED Gold certified restaurant in Beijing.

Community: Together, Yum!, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell raised a record-breaking $37 million for World Hunger Relief in 2013, bringing total funds raised since 2007 to nearly $185 million, the equivalent of 740 million meals for those in need.

In conjunction with the release of the 2013 CSR Report and in anticipation of Earth Day April 22, Yum! is declaring April “CSR Month.” To demonstrate our commitment to CSR, Yum! will share CSR-focused videos, infographics and factoids throughout the month. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #CSR.

View the full Yum! 2013 CSR Report here.

Hear from Yum! CEO, David Novak and Chief Public Affairs Officer and Global Nutrition Officer, Jonathan Blum in the video message below:

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