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Yum China CEO on Growing a Sustainable Restaurant Empire

Yum China CEO on Growing a Sustainable Restaurant Empire

Published 08-18-22

Submitted by Yum China

Joey Wat, CEO

During the recent Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit, Yum China CEO Joey Wat shared how the company is prioritizing sustainability across its value chain and focusing on food, environment and people initiatives. Joey Wat also reaffirmed that sustainability is an integral part of Yum China’s business growth strategy and reiterated the importance of working closely with stakeholders to address sustainability challenges.

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About Yum China Holdings, Inc.

Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum! Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China to KFC, China's leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, the leading casual dining restaurant brand in China, and Taco Bell, a California-based restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired food. Yum China also owns the Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning and COFFii & JOY concepts outright. In addition, Yum China has partnered with Lavazza to explore and develop the Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. The Company had over 12,000 restaurants in over 1,700 cities at the end of February 2022.

In 2021, Yum China ranked # 363 on the Fortune 500 list and was named to TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. Yum China has also been selected as member of both Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): World Index and Emerging Market Index. In 2022, the Company was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and was certified as a Top Employer 2022 in China by the Top Employers Institute, both for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, please visit

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