Yum! Increases Score for Third Straight Year on the 2014 CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report
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.