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Yum! Brands named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list

We are focused on socially responsible growth and sustainable stewardship of our food, planet and people.

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Published on May 15, 2019

Yum! Brands has been named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for our continued commitment to being a good corporate steward.

 “It’s an honor to once again be recognized on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for our continued commitment to building sustainable brands people trust and champion,” said Jon Hixson, Yum! vice president of Global Government Affairs and Sustainability. “As we continue to grow our business, we are committed to doing so in a way that respects our food, planet and people.”

 Our global citizenship and sustainability strategy, called our Recipe for Good, focuses on the priorities most material to our business including food, planet and people. Our Recipe for Good unites our employees, franchisees and suppliers and keeps us focused on socially responsible growth, managing risks and serving more goodness to our customers, shareholders, communities and the planet.

Beginning in 1999, Corporate Responsibility Magazine has recognized the outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance of U.S. public companies with the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. The list is a reflection of companies that have been evaluated on their publicly accessible records as they relate to 260 data points on environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, corporate governance, financial performance and philanthropy.

 View the full list of the 2019 companies here.

For more information about Yum!’s sustainability efforts, visit


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