Planet Dashboard

At Yum!, we continue to drive progress across our Recipe for Good priority pillars of people, food and planet. This dashboard provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges, key takeaways and material issues across the Planet pillar, and was included in our latest Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report.

Opportunities & Challenges

  • Tracking climate impacts of the products we source across a multitiered and global supply chain, while also mitigating risk of disruption and meeting customer demands
  • Moving the needle on renewable energy and emissions reduction for our company and franchisees
  • Responding to fragmented global regulations around sustainable packaging and leading in circularity

Key Takeaways

  • Following a multiyear process of data collection and analyzing impacts across our value chain, we announced our first science-based targets (SBTs) in 2021.
  • Yum! initiated a global study on renewable energy markets in 2022 to identify and invest in low carbon solutions at restaurants across the globe.
  • To educate and engage with suppliers on the subject of greenhouse gas (GHG), we joined the Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition (Supplier LoCT), a training program, where our focus is on beef, poultry and dairy emission reductions in support of our SBTs.
  • A variety of partnerships and programs with suppliers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and industry are underway to address deforestation and related risks.
  • A harmonized packaging policy has been created for all brands, with a focus on eliminating unnecessary packaging, shifting materials, supporting better recovery and recycling systems, and investing in circularity.
  • Less than 1% of reported plastic packaging is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as we move toward achieving our target to remove 100% of EPS by the end of 2022.

Aligned UN SDGs

  • At Yum!, our restaurants have taken steps to reduce water use, and we’ve conducted a global water risk assessment to better understand our footprint.
  • In 2021, we announced new SBTs, which give us a roadmap for reducing GHG emissions to levels aligned with the Paris Agreement.
  • Yum! partnered with FAI Farms to identify and eliminate deforestation risk in our supply chain.

Material Issues

  • Climate Impact
  • Operational Waste & Recycling
  • Packaging
  • Sustainable Sourcing
  • Water

For a comprehensive list of material issues, click here.