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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy" 
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Company is a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      In their 2020 CDP report, they include "Recognition of the overall importance of forests and other natural ecosystems" as part of their companywide deforestation policy. 
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Recognised as reputational risk
      In its 2020 CDP report, Yum! Brands Inc. state "Because of the sensitive and controversial nature of forest-based commodities, we are exposed to inherent reputational risks such as negative media coverage, consumer market campaigns, community opposition, and land tenure changes and disputes."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Vice President of Global Citizenship and Sustainability is responsible for leading the execution of the Yum! sustainability strategy, including forests-related issues. Performance of the corporation is factored into incentives."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      "The Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Sustainability (Chief Sustainability Officer) is responsible for leading the execution of the Yum! sustainability strategy, including forests-related issues. Performance of the corporation is factored into incentives. Forests-related goals are delegated to the appropriate business management units/divisions and teams within those business management units/divisions. Performance against these goals impact overall performance scores and compensation adjustments for employees who are accountable for the achievement of our goals. Monetary rewards (such as incentives) are distributed based on company performance and are awarded once we achieve our forests-related commitments and targets."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM), parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill restaurants, today announced it will decrease its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 46% by 2030 in partnership with its franchisees, suppliers and producers as part of its broader strategy to address climate change. Additionally, Yum! pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. "
  • Commodity score
    42/88
    • Beef
      39/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "We believe that endorsing the NYDF is an important step forward and we look forward to helping to meet the global private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020, in addition to at least halving the rate of loss of natural forest globally by 2020 and striving to end natural forest loss by 2030"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "We believe that endorsing the NYDF is an important step forward and we look forward to helping to meet the global private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020, in addition to at least halving the rate of loss of natural forest globally by 2020 and striving to end natural forest loss by 2030"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "We believe that endorsing the NYDF is an important step forward and we look forward to helping to meet the global private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020, in addition to at least halving the rate of loss of natural forest globally by 2020 and striving to end natural forest loss by 2030"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            "We believe that endorsing the NYDF is an important step forward and we look forward to helping to meet the global private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities such as palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020, in addition to at least halving the rate of loss of natural forest globally by 2020 and striving to end natural forest loss by 2030"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          2/9
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/5.3
            "As we are a large, decentralized company with numerous beef suppliers globally, we have multiple systems that enable traceability of our commodities. Our supply chain management and quality assurance processes include traceability of our product ingredients and suppliers’ incoming raw materials. We conduct food safety and quality systems audits to verify suppliers’ traceability information. We issued a global survey for Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, through our brands, requesting that all suppliers report on beef products. Based on reported results, we estimate that approximately 93% of our beef comes from origins of lower deforestation risk. Although the remaining 7% of beef volume comes from countries of higher deforestation risk, it may or may not actually contribute to deforestation. We’re continuing to work with WWF to research and understand the specific origins of our supply chain in this area... The reported results reflect data gaps that are due to factors including geographic area and supplier limitations. We’re continuing to work with WWF to research and understand the specific origins of our supply chain in this area. Please note that this is our second year reporting this commodity and as such, we look forward to improving our ability to gather and report on this information in the future." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Some gaps in reporting but goal is to cover entire supply chain: "The reported results reflect data gaps that are due to factors including geographic area and supplier limitations. We’re continuing to work with WWF to research and understand the specific origins of our supply chain in this area. Please note that this is our second year reporting this commodity and as such, we look forward to improving our ability to gather and report on this information in the future." 
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate with regard to hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, disability, or physical impairment or handicap."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We know how important it is to have a comprehensive strategy when it comes to successfully managing human rights issues. From providing all stakeholders a mechanism to express grievances to having a thorough supplier remediation process, each part plays an important role... Strengthened responsible and sustainable supply chain management through continuous improvement that includes corrective action and robust remediation plans."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy... Prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts consistent with the principle of free prior and informed consent."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain is traceable to applicable supply chain levels (e.g. direct suppliers/processing facility/production unit)?: 99%

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Through close collaboration with our direct and indirect suppliers on traceability, we estimate that 99% of our beef supply was sourced from origins of lower risk of tropical deforestation in 2020 with 87% coming from the U.S. and Canada." 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: World Wildlife Fund

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "In 2021, we engaged longtime partner World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to consult on our implementation plan aligned with the Accountability Framework initiative. The plan focuses on achieving deforestation- and conversion-free supply for beef and soy from Brazil through a series of actions over the coming months and years."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "This helps us identify potential deforestation risk remaining relating to meeting our commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil for cooking. We met this goal for the first time in 2019 using RSPO certified palm oil and continued this achievement in 2020. In addition, in 2018 we completed a long-term Supply Chain Sustainability Risk Assessment with WWF to identify and prioritize the environmental and social risks attributed to key commodities, including forest risks commodities. Tools, methods, and data sources referenced for biodiversity and forest risk include: WWF’s Global 200 priority ecoregions, Ramsar Sites, World Database on Protected Areas, and Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites. We are currently working with WWF to develop additional measures regarding sustainable circular material systems". 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct shall include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards."; "Yum and/or its agents and contractors have the right to engage in monitoring activities to confirm Suppliers’ compliance with this Code. Monitoring activities may include, without limitation, unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities (including those of any subcontractors) and Supplier-provided housing, and reviews of Suppliers’ books and records and private interviews and/ or confidential surveys with Suppliers’ workers. Suppliers must maintain on site or readily available all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Raising Concern When it comes to grievance mechanisms, any person, employee or not, who has ethical concerns in regards to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work is encouraged to report them safely and anonymously to The Speak Up helpline, an independent third party that operates a 24/7 ethics hotline on our behalf, at 1-844-418-4423. Translation services are available to callers. Additionally, the Audit Committee of our board has established additional procedures for complaints and concerns of associates regarding accounting and auditing matters, including the confidential or anonymous submission of such complaints or concerns. More details on these procedures can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 181775 metric tons 
          Yum! Brands reports a total of 181775 metric tons of cattle products in their 2021 CDP report. 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          1-49%
          2/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 91-99%

          What is the certified volume?: 188 metric tons of beef
          In their 2021 CDP Report, Yum!Brands report that 91-99% of total volume is in compliance. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "As part of our annual sustainability survey, we request all beef suppliers to state if they are in compliance with the Brazilian Forest Code and request details of their approaches or processes to comply with applicable forest regulations and mandatory standards. In 2020, 100% of suppliers sourcing beef from Brazil reported that they monitor and comply with the Brazilian Forest Code. Compliance is tracked using certifications and external audits of supplying companies. Supplier responses to the survey are indications, but not assurance, of legal compliance". 
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Action plans

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
           "We have worked with key franchisees to achieve results and have also worked to educate suppliers and when necessary remove them from our supply chain. [...] In addition to adhering to this certification, we reserve the right to address suppliers not conforming to our policy with evidence of bad behavior. We have taken action in the past as Indofood has been removed from the Yum! system as an approved supplier. Yum! supply chain leaders are responsible for evaluating the severity of non-compliance, developing corrective action plans and if necessary, removal of suppliers from the system in consultation with other functions and partners. 
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      52/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy" 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy" 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy" 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2018
            "In 2015 we established our sustainable palm oil sourcing policy and goal of sourcing 100% of our palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018. As of 2019, we are sourcing our palm oil supply for cooking from sustainable sources (RSPO Certified)."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "In addition, we will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles: No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests. 2. No development on peatlands regardless of depth, and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Not specified 

            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Yum! Brands Palm Oil Policy only applies to "palm oil used for cooking". 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "In addition, we will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles: No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests. 2. No development on peatlands regardless of depth, and use of best management practices for existing plantations on peat." 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          6/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Processing Facility, checks compliance
            4/4
            Yum! Brands is committed to sourcing palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources. We will give preference to suppliers that are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). In addition, we will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles: Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "We will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles [...] Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches.".
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "We will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles [...] Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches.".
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "We will source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles [...] Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches.".
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate with regard to hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, disability, or physical impairment or handicap."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We know how important it is to have a comprehensive strategy when it comes to successfully managing human rights issues. From providing all stakeholders a mechanism to express grievances to having a thorough supplier remediation process, each part plays an important role... Strengthened responsible and sustainable supply chain management through continuous improvement that includes corrective action and robust remediation plans."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Yum! Brands is committed to ... source palm oil only from suppliers whose operations meet the following principles: ... . Prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts consistent with the principle of free prior and informed consent." 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        25/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            "In 2019, we achieved our goal of sourcing 100% of palm oil used for cooking from responsibly managed sources, with third-party certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)." 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            (for 2.3 only) What percentage of the commodity volume in the company's supply chain can be traced to origin in low-risk jurisdictions?: 94%

            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No. 
            "Based on our survey results, the analysis showed that based on our certified volumes, an estimated 94% of our total palm oil consumption could be traceable to the mill-level in 2019."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO 

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "In 2019, we achieved our goal of sourcing 100% of palm oil used for cooking from responsibly managed sources, with third-party certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)." 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Jurisdictional Working Group (for RSPO)

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "Yum! Brands is a member of the RSPO and promotes the use of certified sustainable palm oil by continuing to report progress toward meeting our goal and discussing the importance of sustainable palm oil in combatting deforestation and GHG emissions. We also engage with the RSPO, including through participation in the Jurisdictional Working Group, in support of market transformation."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "All corporate risks, including any deforestation risks associated with palm oil, are evaluated in our enterprise risk management framework. It is led by our Risk Committee and addresses a wide range of topics including environmental and social factors. Risk analysis is presented at the quarterly Board Audit Committee meeting. Additionally, as part of our supply chain management process, we survey our business units around the world regarding their progress against our sustainable fiber sourcing goal annually. This frequency is based on the data needs to help us manage our efforts as well as our public reporting cycle. This helps us identify potential deforestation risk remaining relating to meeting our commitment to source 100% sustainable palm oil for cooking."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct shall include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards."; "Yum and/or its agents and contractors have the right to engage in monitoring activities to confirm Suppliers’ compliance with this Code. Monitoring activities may include, without limitation, unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities (including those of any subcontractors) and Supplier-provided housing, and reviews of Suppliers’ books and records and private interviews and/ or confidential surveys with Suppliers’ workers. Suppliers must maintain on site or readily available all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Independent third party
          "Raising Concern When it comes to grievance mechanisms, any person, employee or not, who has ethical concerns in regards to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work is encouraged to report them safely and anonymously to The Speak Up helpline, an independent third party that operates a 24/7 ethics hotline on our behalf, at 1-844-418-4423. Translation services are available to callers. Additionally, the Audit Committee of our board has established additional procedures for complaints and concerns of associates regarding accounting and auditing matters, including the confidential or anonymous submission of such complaints or concerns. More details on these procedures can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 182843 tonnes
          In their 2021 CDP report, Yum!Brands reports a total of 182843 tonnes of palm oil.  
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          50-79%
          3/6
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 75215 tonnes

          What is the certified volume?: 107628 tonnes of certified palm oil

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 58.9%

          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO
          In their 2021 CDP report, Yum!Brands reports a total of 107628 tonnes of certified palm oil. 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "We regularly assess human rights risks to identify potentially affected groups and remain committed to making updates as new impacts arise. Over the years, we strengthened our commitments in key areas of our supply chain including vegetables and fresh produce and palm oil to further emphasize the importance of leading human rights practices by aligning with the Fair Food Standards Council and becoming a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil." 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes, report indirect suppliers
          2/4
          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: No 

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Various
          Yum!Brands provides links through to the following supplier websites which list the relevant mills etc. - "In line with our continued commitment to transparency, Yum!’s crude palm oil (CPO) mill list is available as a part of our CDP filing. In addition, for our disclosed suppliers, the following companies are all members of the RSPO and offer publicly available traceability programs for palm oil refineries and CPO mills: • Wilmar • Sime Darby • Cargill • CPI • KLK • Apical"
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "In 2019, we attempted to engage with nearly 100% of our direct suppliers, with varying levels of engagement to improve capacity to supply sustainable palm oil, and procurement to meet our commitment to source 100% of the product used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources. Our primary engagement approach is our annual survey (supplier questionnaires). In particular, we focused on suppliers in markets requiring additional time to transition their supply."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Exclusion for not addressing policy. 

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Action plans 
           "We have worked with key franchisees to achieve results and have also worked to educate suppliers and when necessary remove them from our supply chain. [...] In addition to adhering to this certification, we reserve the right to address suppliers not conforming to our policy with evidence of bad behavior. We have taken action in the past as Indofood has been removed from the Yum! system as an approved supplier. Yum! supply chain leaders are responsible for evaluating the severity of non-compliance, developing corrective action plans and if necessary, removal of suppliers from the system in consultation with other functions and partners... Timber and palm oil suppliers have been removed from our system as a result of not addressing our policies."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No 
          Yum! Brands mentions the removal of suppliers in its 2021 report - "Any forests-related issues that cause or have the potential to cause supply chain impacts would be evaluated by our supply chain team. In 2018 a palm oil supplier, Indofood, was removed from our supply chain as part of our commitment to only working with suppliers who meet our sourcing principles. Suppliers are required to meet our product specifications and sourcing policies including environmental protection."
    • Pulp & Paper
      48/88
      • Commitment Strength
        13/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "In 2014, we established our sustainable paper-based packaging goal to purchase 100% of paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020. As of 2020, we transitioned 81% of our supply and believe that this has been an effective response in helping us mitigate increased production costs attributed to regulatory uncertainty. We have extended this goal to 2022... sourcing 100% sustainable fiber for paper-based packaging by the end of 2022"; "For Timber, we implemented a Paper-Based Packaging Sourcing Policy which addresses HCV, legality, certification, recycled content, and human rights. We give preference to suppliers with third-party certification, the most rigorous of which is FSC. We also recognize other national certifications endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), provided the fiber avoids the unwanted sources listed in our Sustainable Sourcing Principles." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "In 2014, we established our sustainable paper-based packaging goal to purchase 100% of paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020. As of 2020, we transitioned 81% of our supply and believe that this has been an effective response in helping us mitigate increased production costs attributed to regulatory uncertainty. We have extended this goal to 2022... sourcing 100% sustainable fiber for paper-based packaging by the end of 2022."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "In 2014, we established our sustainable paper-based packaging goal to purchase 100% of paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020. As of 2020, we transitioned 81% of our supply and believe that this has been an effective response in helping us mitigate increased production costs attributed to regulatory uncertainty. We have extended this goal to 2022... sourcing 100% sustainable fiber for paper-based packaging by the end of 2022."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "In 2014, we established our sustainable paper-based packaging goal to purchase 100% of paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020. As of 2020, we transitioned 81% of our supply and believe that this has been an effective response in helping us mitigate increased production costs attributed to regulatory uncertainty. We have extended this goal to 2022... sourcing 100% sustainable fiber for paper-based packaging by the end of 2022."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data. Our public goal is to reach 100% of fiber used in paper packaging from responsible and recycled sources by the end of 2022". 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0%
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data. Our public goal is to reach 100% of fiber used in paper packaging from responsible and recycled sources by the end of 2022". 
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data. Our public goal is to reach 100% of fiber used in paper packaging from responsible and recycled sources by the end of 2022". 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data. Our public goal is to reach 100% of fiber used in paper packaging from responsible and recycled sources by the end of 2022". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          1/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to Tier 1 supplier, no compliance check
            0/4
            "As we are a large, decentralized company with numerous packaging suppliers globally, we have multiple systems that enable traceability of our commodities. Our supply chain management and quality assurance processes include traceability of our product ingredients and suppliers’ incoming raw materials. We conduct food safety and quality systems audits to verify suppliers’ traceability information. We also give preference to suppliers who have FSC certification (or secondarily, SFI or PEFC), thus providing us with additional, third-party certified traceability. Depending on the specific certification scheme used per market, there are multiple points to which timber used in paper packaging could be deemed traceable in the system, varying from the country down to the forest depending on the scheme used. We issued a global survey for our entire business, through our brands, requesting that all suppliers report on packaging products containing timber (via fiber used in paper packaging). Based on our survey results, the analysis showed that an estimated 39% of our total timber consumption was traceable in 2020 and that the majority of responding suppliers are able to provide traceability at the tree plantation-level. Please note that an estimated 83% of certified virgin timber (excluding recycled sources) is traceable."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "we are a large, decentralized company with numerous packaging suppliers globally, we have multiple systems that enable traceability of our commodities. Our supply chain management and quality assurance processes include traceability of our product ingredients and suppliers’ incoming raw materials. We conduct food safety and quality systems audits to verify suppliers’ traceability information. We also give preference to suppliers who have FSC certification (or secondarily, SFI or PEFC), thus providing us with additional, third-party certified traceability. Depending on the specific certification scheme used per market, there are multiple points to which timber used in paper packaging could be deemed traceable in the system, varying from the country down to the forest depending on the scheme used. We issued a global survey for our entire business, through our brands, requesting that all suppliers report on packaging products containing timber (via fiber used in paper packaging). Based on our survey results, the analysis showed that an estimated 39% of our total timber consumption was traceable in 2020 and that the majority of responding suppliers are able to provide traceability at the tree plantation-level. Please note that an estimated 83% of certified virgin timber (excluding recycled sources) is traceable."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate with regard to hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, disability, or physical impairment or handicap."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We know how important it is to have a comprehensive strategy when it comes to successfully managing human rights issues. From providing all stakeholders a mechanism to express grievances to having a thorough supplier remediation process, each part plays an important role... Strengthened responsible and sustainable supply chain management through continuous improvement that includes corrective action and robust remediation plans."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy... Prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts consistent with the principle of free prior and informed consent."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        24/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No 
            "As of 2020, we transitioned 81% of our supply and believe that this has been an effective response in helping us mitigate increased production costs attributed to regulatory uncertainty. We have extended this goal to 2022." 
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "Based on our survey results, the analysis showed that an estimated 39% of our total timber consumption was traceable in 2020 and that the majority of responding suppliers are able to provide traceability at the tree plantation-level. Please note that an estimated 83% of certified virgin timber (excluding recycled sources) is traceable."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Third party certification

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC 

            What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 47%
            "Our public policy states that we will give preference to suppliers who provide paper-packaging certified by a third-party, which meets the most rigorous forest management standards, which is currently FSC. However, to account for market differences, we also recognize other national certifications endorsed by the PEFC and SFI, provided the fiber avoids the unwanted sources listed in our Sustainable Sourcing Principles. We issue a global survey for our entire business, through our brands, requesting that all suppliers report on fiber used in our paper-based packaging on an annual basis. An estimated 47% of our paper-based packaging volume supply came from certified sources of virgin fiber based on reported data. An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification. Non-recycled, non-certified paper-based packaging is currently estimated to be 19% of our supply based on reported data. Our public goal is to reach 100% of fiber used in paper packaging from responsible and recycled sources by the end of 2022."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: FSC

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: FSC
            "An additional estimated 34% of our reported paper-based packaging came from recycled sources, of which 39% met the FSC Recycled certification". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/2
          "To show compliance with this sourcing policy, suppliers should substantiate their claims that fibers used to produce the paper-packaging were legally harvested and traded and that they do not come from unwanted sources as outlined above."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          ""This helps us identify potential deforestation risk relating to meeting our goal of 100% sustainable sourcing by the end of 2020. In addition, in 2018 we completed a long-term Supply Chain Sustainability Risk Assessment with WWF to identify and prioritize the environmental and social risks attributed to key commodities, including forest risks commodities." 
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct shall include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards."; "Yum and/or its agents and contractors have the right to engage in monitoring activities to confirm Suppliers’ compliance with this Code. Monitoring activities may include, without limitation, unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities (including those of any subcontractors) and Supplier-provided housing, and reviews of Suppliers’ books and records and private interviews and/ or confidential surveys with Suppliers’ workers. Suppliers must maintain on site or readily available all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Raising Concern When it comes to grievance mechanisms, any person, employee or not, who has ethical concerns in regards to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work is encouraged to report them safely and anonymously to The Speak Up helpline, an independent third party that operates a 24/7 ethics hotline on our behalf, at 1-844-418-4423. Translation services are available to callers. Additionally, the Audit Committee of our board has established additional procedures for complaints and concerns of associates regarding accounting and auditing matters, including the confidential or anonymous submission of such complaints or concerns. More details on these procedures can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 435751 tonnes
          Yum! reported a total of 435751 metric tonnes of timber product within their supply chain for 2020 with 143988 tonnes certified by FSC and PEFC
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC (any type), PEFC (any type)

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 291,763 tonnes

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 33%

          What is the certified volume?: 143988 tonnes
          Yum! reported a total of 435751 metric tonnes of timber product within their supply chain for 2020 with 143988 tonnes certified by FSC and PEFC
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Annually
          "Developing time-bound targets and milestones to bring suppliers back into compliance Providing information on appropriate actions that can be taken to address non-compliance Assessing the efficacy and efforts of non-compliant supplier actions through consistent and quantified metrics Re-integrating suppliers back into supply chain based on the successful and verifiable completion of activities [...] Our policy for fiber-based packaging includes using third-party certification systems to demonstrate compliance. This is done on an annual basis. Yum! recognizes systems including FSC, PEFC and SFI and requests that suppliers provide the volume of material and specific certification system used. This data is compiled and reviewed to ascertain compliance with the policy, progress on goals and if corrective measure, up to and including removal from the Yum! supply chain, are warranted"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Action plans 

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Exclusion as a result of not addressing our policies.
           "We have worked with key franchisees to achieve results and have also worked to educate suppliers and when necessary remove them from our supply chain. [...] In addition to adhering to this certification, we reserve the right to address suppliers not conforming to our policy with evidence of bad behavior. We have taken action in the past as Indofood has been removed from the Yum! system as an approved supplier. Yum! supply chain leaders are responsible for evaluating the severity of non-compliance, developing corrective action plans and if necessary, removal of suppliers from the system in consultation with other functions and partners... Timber and palm oil suppliers have been removed from our system as a result of not addressing our policies."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes, excluded
          1/2
          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          Yum mentions removal of suppliers in its 2021 CDP report - "We have taken action in the past as APP, APRIL and its subsidiaries have been removed from the Yum! system as approved suppliers. Yum! supply chain leaders are responsible for evaluating the severity of non-compliance, developing corrective action plans and if necessary, removal of suppliers from the system in consultation with other functions and partners."
    • Soy
      28/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: Yes
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "Soy, which is often used in chicken feed, contributes to deforestation in certain parts of the world. We will focus initially on the direct sourcing of poultry purchasing from high risk areas. In 2019, 100% of Brazilian feed mills in our supply chain were audited as compliant in aligning with the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "Soy, which is often used in chicken feed, contributes to deforestation in certain parts of the world. We will focus initially on the direct sourcing of poultry purchasing from high risk areas. In 2019, 100% of Brazilian feed mills in our supply chain were audited as compliant in aligning with the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "Soy, which is often used in chicken feed, contributes to deforestation in certain parts of the world. We will focus initially on the direct sourcing of poultry purchasing from high risk areas. In 2019, 100% of Brazilian feed mills in our supply chain were audited as compliant in aligning with the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy"; "Soy, which is often used in chicken feed, contributes to deforestation in certain parts of the world. We will focus initially on the direct sourcing of poultry purchasing from high risk areas. In 2019, 100% of Brazilian feed mills in our supply chain were audited as compliant in aligning with the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        11/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Living wage; Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces; Free from abusive practices/undue disciplinary procedures

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Suppliers must not discriminate with regard to hiring and employment practices, including salary, benefits, advancement, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of race, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, disability, or physical impairment or handicap."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Social harm
          "We know how important it is to have a comprehensive strategy when it comes to successfully managing human rights issues. From providing all stakeholders a mechanism to express grievances to having a thorough supplier remediation process, each part plays an important role... Strengthened responsible and sustainable supply chain management through continuous improvement that includes corrective action and robust remediation plans."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          "Yum! Brands is committed to eliminating deforestation in our global supply chains. Our commitments to deforestation have grown over time and are focused around four primary supply chains: Palm, Paper, Beef and Soy. Achieving success in eliminating deforestation will require us to work with our suppliers on the critical components outlined in this policy...• Prevention and resolution of social and/or land conflicts consistent with the principle of free prior and informed consent". 
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        9/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            "In 2019, 100% of Brazilian feed mills in our supply chain were audited as compliant in aligning with the Amazon Soy Moratorium."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: World Wildlife Fund 

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "In 2021, we engaged longtime partner World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to consult on our implementation plan aligned with the Accountability Framework initiative. The plan focuses on achieving deforestation- and conversion-free supply for beef and soy from Brazil through a series of actions over the coming months and years."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
          "In addition, in 2018 we completed a long-term Supply Chain Sustainability Risk Assessment with WWF to identify and prioritize the environmental and social risks attributed to key commodities, including forest risks commodities. Tools, methods, and data sources referenced for biodiversity and forest risk include: WWF’s Global 200 priority ecoregions, Ramsar Sites, World Database on Protected Areas, and Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites. We are currently working with WWF to develop additional measures regarding sustainable circular material systems"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Suppliers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. All references to “applicable laws and regulations” in this Code of Conduct shall include local and national codes, rules and regulations as well as applicable treaties and voluntary industry standards."; "Yum and/or its agents and contractors have the right to engage in monitoring activities to confirm Suppliers’ compliance with this Code. Monitoring activities may include, without limitation, unannounced on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities (including those of any subcontractors) and Supplier-provided housing, and reviews of Suppliers’ books and records and private interviews and/ or confidential surveys with Suppliers’ workers. Suppliers must maintain on site or readily available all documentation that may be needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code." 
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Raising Concern When it comes to grievance mechanisms, any person, employee or not, who has ethical concerns in regards to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work is encouraged to report them safely and anonymously to The Speak Up helpline, an independent third party that operates a 24/7 ethics hotline on our behalf, at 1-844-418-4423. Translation services are available to callers. Additionally, the Audit Committee of our board has established additional procedures for complaints and concerns of associates regarding accounting and auditing matters, including the confidential or anonymous submission of such complaints or concerns. More details on these procedures can be found here."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    12/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    19/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Yum! Brands is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, with over 43,500 outlets in more than 135 countries. The three globally recognised chains under the Yum! umbrella are KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell; which are leaders in their respective food categories of chicken, pizza and Mexica-style food. All three of these restaurant brands use the forest risk commodities palm oil, soy and beef in a variety of different products. Yum! Brands Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy, beef and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Fast food
Segments
Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

How we assess the Forest 500

To ensure deforestation free supply chains, companies need to adopt and implement timebound and measurable policies for forest risk commodities.

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