We remain committed to growing sustainably and being good stewards to the environment. We are using our scale to minimize the environmental impact with a focus on our restaurants and supply chains.
Climate Impact was our #1 material topic in this year’s materiality assessment. We have a long history of climate action and amplified that this year by announcing new science-based targets. In early 2021, we announced our target to reduce emissions by 46% percent by 2030, compared to a 2019 baseline, and our ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
We have long been committed to reducing our environmental impact by minimizing deforestation risk. To support further progress toward no deforestation and using our scale to positively impact the broader industry, we endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products.
Sustainable Packaging & Waste Reduction
Yum! is committed to taking a more circular approach to sustainable packaging and waste, which starts with us first reducing, and then mindfully reusing or recycling the waste generated at our restaurants. Reducing waste from packaging, as well as operational waste including cardboard, food and used cooking oil, are both tier one material issues for our business.
We believe we have a responsibility to be a good steward of the animals raised for food throughout our supply chain. Our commitment to animal health and well-being is steadfast and guided by our holistic, science-based Sustainable Animal Protein Principles. Additionally, we support the Five Freedoms for all animals used for food.