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

  • 57% absolute reduction in corporate restaurants and offices (Scope 1 & 2) compared to 2019.
  • 28% reduction in per restaurant emissions in franchisee restaurants (Scope 3) compared to 2019.
  • We’ve conducted a global renewable energy prioritization study covering key markets and are developing a roadmap for transitioning our restaurants.
  • Pizza Hut reached its goal of sourcing 50% of the dairy used to make its pizza cheese in the U.S. from dairy farms enrolled in an environmental stewardship program — two years ahead of schedule.
  • Taco Bell announced a partnership with Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to address the environmental impacts of cattle grazing.
  • KFC Western Europe engaged with poultry suppliers to map and identify gaps in its soy supply chain, and released its findings in a report for KFC U.K. & Ireland, with a plan to publish a report for all of the Western European markets in 2023.
  • Our packaging policy, harmonized across all four brands, is helping drive focus on our packaging priorities.

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.