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.

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Our 2021 Recipe for Good Report is Live

As a global restaurant company, 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.

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Portrait of Yum! Brands CEO David Gibbs

A Message From Our CEO David Gibbs

Our success is a testament to our Recipe for Growth & Good, showing that a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is not incidental to growth, but rather an enabler of it. Our shareholders and other stakeholders understand this. And as a result, we are actively embedding ESG considerations into our business strategy and adopting responsible business practices that resonate with our values. We made significant progress in 2021 toward our three Recipe for Good priority pillars of People, Food and Planet.

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Yum! Recipe for Good at a Glance

Almost 30 Programs

supported through the Unlocking Opportunity Initiative


to reduce greenhouse gas emissions nearly 50% by 2030


a training program for our suppliers of poultry, beef and dairy


for all brands

Galvanized Inaugural Leadership Summit

for Black and Hispanic leaders and high-potential employees


within the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence at the University of Louisville


converted to renewable energy using credits in 2022

Committed to source


at the majority of our restaurants

Leader Insights

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."

Tracy Skeans,
Chief Operating Officer & Chief People Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

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."

James Fripp,
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Growing Sustainably

“Our environmental sustainability agenda marked a number of important milestones over the past year with the approval of our science-based targets and the launch of strategic programs around renewable energy in our restaurants and emissions efficiency in our supply chain, in addition to elevating our sustainable packaging work.”

Jon Hixson,
Chief Sustainability Officer & Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Balanced Choices

“We’ve been a leader in this space for years. In 2015, 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 12% of our total sales.”

Missy Schaaphok, RDN,
Director of Global Nutrition & Sustainability, Taco Bell

Sustainable Packaging

"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."

Susan Miles,
Director of Global Sustainability, KFC

Our Priority Areas


Unlock opportunity


Serve delicious food people trust


Grow sustainably

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Our Approach

Yum!’s role as a global restaurant company and a leading franchisor means that the decisions we make have ripple effects around the world. Our business strategy is known as our Recipe for Growth and Good. Our Recipe for Growth includes four growth drivers and is the foundation on which our sustainable, long-term results are built. Our Recipe for Good embodies our ESG strategy and is the critical lens through which we deliver growth – it reflects our priorities for social responsibility, risk management and sustainable stewardship of our people, food and planet. While our Recipe for Growth & Good strategies were formally integrated at the beginning of 2020, we continue to find ways to further cascade our business and ESG priorities across the company.

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Our Stories


ESG Library

We’re committed to transparency and disclosure. View our current and past disclosures and reports, and our policies and positions.

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For more information, contact citizenship@yum.com