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Yum! Brands Expands Cage-Free Egg Policy; Majority of Restaurants to Transition to 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2026
Latest Move More Than Doubles Scope of Company’s Cage-Free Egg Commitment
Louisville, KY, August 26, 2021 – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today announced an update to its policy on cage-free eggs, as part of the Company’s ongoing efforts to improve animal welfare throughout its supply chain.
In the updated policy, Yum! Brands pledges to transition to 100% cage-free eggs for the majority of restaurants by 2026, including the U.S., Western Europe and other leading markets, across all brands and for all menu items and ingredients. This commitment accelerates the Company’s aspiration to move its global system to cage-free eggs and more than doubles the number of restaurants sourcing cage-free eggs by 2026.
The expansion of Yum! Brands cage-free egg policy builds upon previous moves as part of its ongoing animal welfare efforts. Taco Bell, the Company’s brand that serves breakfast in the U.S., moved to 100% cage-free eggs in 2016 in the U.S. In addition, Yum! Brands currently sources 100% cage-free eggs in other markets including KFC Western Europe, Pizza Hut U.K. and Taco Bell Canada.
Yum! Brands has long-standing animal welfare policies in place, as outlined in its Global Animal Welfare Policy and is on a journey to consistently improve animal welfare. In an ever-changing environment, the Company’s progress is guided by its science-based Sustainable Animal Protein Principles, with the support of advice from external experts and partners on its Animal Welfare Advisory Council.
Yum! Brands will continue the process of collecting data and working with suppliers and partners to make progress across the global egg supply chain, and will share annual updates as part of its Recipe for Good report.
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