LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep. 13 /CSRwire/ - Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) today was once again named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. DJSI is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.
“This recognition reflects our commitment to making the world better through our global citizenship and sustainability strategy called our Recipe for Good,” said Greg Creed, CEO, Yum! Brands. “I'm proud of how our brands are simplifying ingredients, providing more balanced options, making strides in our sustainable sourcing practices in our restaurants, giving back in our communities and unlocking potential for all types of people. Our Recipe for Good unites our employees, franchisees and suppliers on the priorities that matter and will keep us focused on socially responsible growth, managing risks and serving more goodness to our customers, shareholders, communities and the planet.”
Yum! Brands recently released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report which highlights the Company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlines efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People. For more information about Yum! Brands’ citizenship and sustainability efforts and progress against its public commitments, visit citizenship.yum.com
Since launching in 1999, DJSI has become a leading global index that tracks the sustainability performance of businesses. In collaboration with RobecoSAM, the index assesses and ranks the economic, environmental and social impact of around 3,500 publicly traded companies. View details about the 2018 DJSI here.
About Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over seven new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development.