|[March 31, 2014]
Yum! Brands Releases New CSR Report and Declares April "CSR Month"
LOUISVILLE, Ky. --(Business Wire)--
Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), one of the world's largest restaurant
companies and parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, today announced
the release of its online 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR (News - Alert))
"As a global corporate citizen and leader in the restaurant industry, we
recognize our responsibility to lead the way in CSR. We are proud to
share the accomplishments of our brands as they support the commitments
we've made to be socially responsible and work to become the Defining
Global Company that Feeds the World," said Jonathan Blum, SVP, Chief
Public Affairs and Global Nutrition Officer for Yum! Brands, Inc. "We
are a company with a huge heart and you'll see that reflected in this
year's report," added Blum.
The report provides updates on the progress the company is making
towards its goals and tracks performance across four strategic areas of
focus: Food, People, Community and Environment. Also featured are
success stories from the brands around the world presented in
interactive, info-graphic-style and video formats.
The stories and examples shared in the report provide a gobal view of
the company and its many efforts around CSR, including its philanthropic
cause, World Hunger Relief, which has become the world's largest private
sector hunger relief effort, in support of the United Nations World Food
Programme and other hunger relief agencies. Over the past seven years,
Yum! Brands has raised nearly $185 million in cash and food donations,
or the equivalent of providing 740 million meals to those in need in
remote corners of the world.
In conjunction with the release of the 2013 CSR Report and in
anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, Yum! is declaring April as "CSR
Month." Throughout the month, Yum! and its global brands will share
videos, info-graphics and factoids focused on CSR initiatives around
food, people, community and environment. Join the conversation at
facebook.com/yumbrands and @yumbrands on Twitter (News - Alert) using the hashtag #CSR.
For more information and to view the Yum! Brands 2013 Corporate Social
Responsibility Report, visit www.yum.com/csr.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 40,000
restaurants in more than 125 countries and territories. Yum! is ranked
#201 on the Fortune 500 List with revenues of over $13 billion and in
2013 was named among the top 100 Corporate Citizens by Corporate
Responsibility Magazine. The Company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza
Hut and Taco Bell - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and
Mexican-style food categories. Outside the United States, the Yum!
Brands system opened over five new restaurants per day, making it a
leader in international retail development.
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