Diversity – Yum! Brands http://www.yum.com A World with More Yum! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:42:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Yum! Brands Celebrates Culture of Diversity & Inclusion with Pride http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-celebrates-culture-of-diversity-inclusion-with-pride/ http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-celebrates-culture-of-diversity-inclusion-with-pride/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:08:10 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=5374 ... Read more »]]> By James Fripp, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Yum! Brands

As a global restaurant company, we understand that diversity and inclusion are critical to the long-term success of our business – it’s part of the fabric of who we are as a company. We believe that the more our workforce reflects the global marketplace in which we operate, the more we will be able to satisfy our customers. In fact, one of our core values as a company is Believe in ALL People. This means seeing the value in each unique individual and unlocking their full potential to be their best, authentic self regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.

I’m proud of the commitment and progress we’re making across our organization and it starts at the top. In 2015, we established a diversity and inclusion council called Leading Inclusion for Tomorrow (LIFT). LIFT is chaired by our CEO and includes internal and external ambassadors who are challenged with driving global inclusion and engagement efforts across our company.  We also offer unconscious bias training to employees in order to increase multicultural competency and build stronger teams.

I’m particularly proud of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which play a key role driving our culture and providing networking, mentoring, educational and leadership development opportunities for our LGBTQ, multi-cultural, women and millennial corporate employee groups.

In support of Pride Month, one of our ERGs that I would like to recognize is the Yum! Pride Network (YPN) which connects and supports the LGBTQ community at our company. YPN offers employees opportunities for professional networking as well as personal development. YPN is both a champion for LGBTQ visibility within our company as well as an important resource for its members.

While we’ve made a lot of progress over the past few years through focused efforts such as LIFT and YPN, we also recognize that we’re on a journey and will continue working to get better and better when it comes to building a diverse and inclusive culture.




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Yum! Brands Presents Inaugural Supplier Diversity Award To Recognize Diversity And Inclusion Leadership In Supply Chain http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-presents-inaugural-supplier-diversity-award-to-recognize-diversity-and-inclusion-leadership-in-supply-chain-2/ http://www.yum.com/yum-brands-presents-inaugural-supplier-diversity-award-to-recognize-diversity-and-inclusion-leadership-in-supply-chain-2/#respond Tue, 19 May 2015 14:12:41 +0000 http://www.yum.com/?p=602 ... Read more »]]> Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Yum! presented its inaugural Supplier Diversity Award to The BAMA Companies, Inc. (BAMA) at their annual supply chain awards.The Supplier Diversity Award was created to honor a supplier demonstrating significant leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion. For more than 20 years, BAMA, a woman-owned business enterprise, has been a leading and valued supplier of quality baked goods to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. They have demonstrated a strong commitment to driving diversity and inclusion efforts in their organization.

“We believe it’s critical to reflect the community’s diversity in all that we do, including our supply chain. I’m pleased to recognize BAMA with our first Supplier Diversity Award for their outstanding contributions to our business, and for demonstrating that diversity and inclusion is a business imperative,” said Greg Creed, Chief Executive Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Other key diversity and inclusion initiatives include:

  • Holding Unconscious Bias training, hosted by James Fripp, Senior Director of Yum! Global Diversity & Inclusion, and facilitated by Howard J. Ross, author and thought leader on culture, leadership and innovation. The training helped attendees be better employees and colleagues by reflecting on what causes biases, acknowledging them and understanding how they impact decision-making.
  • Offering a Minority Lending Program to diverse prospective franchisees, providing access to capital so they may enter the system if they are otherwise qualified.
  • Fostering Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the areas of: International Professionals, LGBT Professionals, Multicultural Professionals, Women Professionals and Young Professionals. Additional ERGs will be created to meet the interests and needs of employees.
  • Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity to raise awareness about the importance of inclusion, understand different cultures and recognize the uniqueness of people from different cultures, including Yum! employees globally.

Visit http://www.yum.com/responsibility/diversity and http://www.yumcsr.com/people/diversity.asp for more detail on Yum!’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

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