Purpose That Feeds the Future
We’re passionate about feeding a future with more purpose because it’s our responsibility to create a Recipe for Good for all.
Our 2020 Recipe for Good Report is liveAs a global restaurant company with more than 50,000 restaurants, Yum! has a clear vision for building the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest growing brands in our industry. We’re doing this through our Recipe for Growth—the core capabilities upon which we’re building long-term results—and our Global Citizenship & Sustainability Strategy known as our Recipe for Good. The Recipe for Good reflects our priorities for social responsibility, risk management and sustainable stewardship of our people, food and planet.
A Message From Our CEO David Gibbs2020 marked a turning point for societies and businesses around the world. The impact on Yum!, our restaurants, franchisees and communities was no exception. It was a year filled with challenges, but also one that clarified our focus on what’s most important, creating an opportunity to chart a sustainable future guided by purpose around societal issues our stakeholders care about like equality, inclusion and climate change.
Yum! Recipe for Good at a Glance
investment to unlock opportunity and fight inequality
Offering options to meet consumer preferences
Pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050
GHG emissions reduction by 2030
Our Path Forward
"We have a clear vision for building the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest-growing brands in our industry. Doing so means focusing on our core capabilities and creating a sustainable, equitable future. Our progress toward socially responsible stewardship will continue to unlock opportunities around the world, in and outside of our company."
Chief Operating Officer & Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.
Evolving our Recipe for Growth & Good
"We’ve sharpened our strategic focus as the growing intersection of business and corporate purpose has become clearer. Our global scale gives us a big opportunity and a responsibility to make a material impact on the issues facing our people, communities and the planet and our brands are taking action to do that with ever greater ambition."
Global Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of the Yum! Foundation
Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
"At Yum!, we’re stronger when we have diverse people, voices and ideas at the table and we know that fostering a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging is central to achieving this. We continue to invest significantly in our equity and inclusion efforts, both inside and outside our four walls through efforts like the Unlocking Opportunity Initiative."
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.
“We’re proud to partner with the University of Louisville on developing a sustainable, globally scalable program that democratizes exposure to and builds knowledge of the franchising industry for all. Our hope is the Center will carve a path to economic opportunity and successful ownership for talented, underrepresented people while bringing diverse voices and ideas to the broader franchising community.”
Scott Catlett, Yum! Chief Legal & Franchise Officer and
Wanda Williams, Head of Yum! Global Franchising
Committed to Climate Action
“Through our recent materiality assessment, we confirmed that Climate Impact is most important to our stakeholders. This validates the significant work we’ve already been doing to reduce emissions, as well as our new science-based targets to reduce emissions by 46% by 2030, compared to a 2019 baseline, and our ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.”
Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Yum! Brands, Inc.
“We’ve been a leader in this space for years. About 5 years ago, Taco Bell became the first QSR brand to partner with the American Vegetarian Association to certify our vegetarian ingredients. Today, vegetarian menu items represent more than 14% of our total sales.”
Missy Schaaphok, RDN,
Senior Manager of Global Nutrition & Sustainability, Taco Bell
"We are on track for both our 2022 and 2025 goals. We’re following the lead of markets like France and India, who have already stopped allowing single-use plastics, to inform our recommendations for other markets."
Director of Global Sustainability, KFC