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Yum! Brands Unlocks Opportunity in its People and Communities

Yum! Brands Unlocks Opportunity in its People and Communities

Published 08-26-22

Submitted by Yum! Brands

From support centers to restaurants, Yum! Brands has been fostering our people-first culture across the world for 25 years. In our latest Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, you’ll find how we are addressing material issues to our business including Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Talent Attraction, Engagement & Retention, and Human Rights & Labor Practices.

While we’re known for our food, everything that we do is made possible by our people. We’re building on our strengths and taking on new challenges by investing in strategic initiatives that unlock opportunity and create an inclusive culture for all talent to thrive at work and at home. That means investing in globally scalable development programs that franchisees can leverage to benefit system employees, with a focus on restaurant general managers (RGMs), so we can unlock growth for our 1,500 franchisees and make a difference in the world.

Yum! Brands’ social purpose is to unlock opportunity for our restaurant team members, franchisees and communities. We do this by providing employment and professional development opportunities that allow people to build rewarding careers; by investing in tools and resources to support our franchisees, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds; and by making strategic investments in the thousands of communities that we operate in around the world.

Highlights from our 2021 Recipe for Good Report

  • Approved over $50 million in funding to almost 30 social impact programs across nine countries through our Unlocking Opportunity Initiative (UOI) to fight inequality inside and outside Yum! through equity and inclusion, education and entrepreneurship.
  • We launched Coach Academy, a global, virtual program for people managers and continued to expand the availability of Heartstyles, a leadership development program, in restaurants.
  • The New Legacy Summit provided a forum for high-potential Black and Hispanic employees to network and interact with Yum! leadership.
  • We continue to learn about the complexities of our supply chain and its intersections with human rights and are beginning to develop phased onboarding plans for our global markets to the Sedex supply chain platform. 

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Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 54,000 restaurants in more than 155 countries and territories, operating the Company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. The Company’s family of brands also includes The Habit Burger Grill, a fast-casual restaurant concept specializing in made-to-order chargrilled burgers, sandwiches and more. Yum! Brands was named to the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and was ranked on Newsweek’s list of 2021 America’s Most Responsible Companies. In 2022, Yum! Brands was named to 3BL Media’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

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