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  • Overall approach
    6/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Deforestation-Free
      4/6
      "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      New York Declaration on Forests
      Yum! Brands are signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "By committing to source 100 percent of palm oil and paper-based packaging from sustainable sources by the end of 2018 and 2020, respectively, Yum! Brands is helping protect forests and the ecosystems and communities they support."
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    34/86
    • Beef
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        6/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "Given the importance of beef on Taco Bell’s menu, creating a more sustainable beef supply chain in the U.S. is a priority. To that end, Taco Bell is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a network of beef experts from the supply chain, academia and research, environmental and animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. This stakeholder engagement will help Taco Bell ensure that the U.S.-grown beef it sources meets Yum!’s standards for sustainable sourcing."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "Given the importance of beef on Taco Bell’s menu, creating a more sustainable beef supply chain in the U.S. is a priority. To that end, Taco Bell is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a network of beef experts from the supply chain, academia and research, environmental and animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. This stakeholder engagement will help Taco Bell ensure that the U.S.-grown beef it sources meets Yum!’s standards for sustainable sourcing."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "Given the importance of beef on Taco Bell’s menu, creating a more sustainable beef supply chain in the U.S. is a priority. To that end, Taco Bell is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a network of beef experts from the supply chain, academia and research, environmental and animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. This stakeholder engagement will help Taco Bell ensure that the U.S.-grown beef it sources meets Yum!’s standards for sustainable sourcing."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Given the importance of beef on Taco Bell’s menu, creating a more sustainable beef supply chain in the U.S. is a priority. To that end, Taco Bell is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a network of beef experts from the supply chain, academia and research, environmental and animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. This stakeholder engagement will help Taco Bell ensure that the U.S.-grown beef it sources meets Yum!’s standards for sustainable sourcing."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Given the importance of beef on Taco Bell’s menu, creating a more sustainable beef supply chain in the U.S. is a priority. To that end, Taco Bell is a member of the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), a network of beef experts from the supply chain, academia and research, environmental and animal welfare organizations and veterinarians. This stakeholder engagement will help Taco Bell ensure that the U.S.-grown beef it sources meets Yum!’s standards for sustainable sourcing."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "While historically we have directed our focus to other forest risk commodities, Taco Bell joined the U.S.Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in 2017, and is an active participant in the Engagement, Measurement, and Progress Working Group. We are currently conducting a Supply Chain Sustainability Risk Assessment which includes cattle products and will inform our future sourcing strategy and reporting." Reported to CDP, 2017, published on the Yum! Brands website.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Taco Bell joined the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in 2017, and is an active participant in the Engagement, Measurement, and Progress Working Group". 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      52/86
      • Commitment Strength
        30/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          12/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020." "Our goal is to source 100% of our palm oil used for cooking from responsible and sustainable sources by the end of 2018"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Our policy for sourcing our palm oil is guided by six key principles: (1) No development on High Conservation Value (HCV) landscape or High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests; (2) No development on peatlands". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/11
          • 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! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Yum! commit to "Traceability to the extraction mill and validation of fresh fruit bunches."
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Report to RSPO ACOP
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Based on our survey results, the analysis showed that an estimated 72% of our totalconsumption was traceable in 2017
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            Report to RSPO ACOP
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "There were also several challenges last year in an effort to purchase from suppliers who meet our sourcing principles and are certified by RSPO. As a result, we removed Indofood from our supply chain. We remain committed when it comes to all of our palm oil suppliers meeting our rigorous standards. "
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          "There were also several challenges last year in an effort to purchase from suppliers who meet our sourcing principles and are certified by RSPO. As a result, we removed Indofood from our supply chain. We remain committed when it comes to all of our palm oil suppliers meeting our rigorous standards."
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          157776 tonnes
          RSPO report
      • Social Considerations
        9/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes
          4/4
          "our Palm Oil Sourcing Policy is consistent with the RSPO Principle of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent to prevent and resolve social and/or land conflicts"
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        18/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            Target date
            2020
            1.8/2
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the private sector goal of eliminating deforestation from the production of agriculture commodities suchas palm oil, soy, paper and beef products no later than 2020"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        0/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      43/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020". "Endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) and the 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".
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Goal to purchase 100% of our paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources by the end of 2020".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "70% of fiber came from certified forests or recycled sources" in 2018.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "70% of fiber came from certified forests or recycled sources".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            "70% of fiber came from certified forests or recycled sources" in 2018.
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Time-specific monitoring statement
          4/4
          " We survey our markets and suppliers on an annual basis to assess progress"
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          2/4
          "we regularly engage with stakeholders, including suppliers, to support our Enterprise-wide goal of sustainable sourcing of fiber for paper-based packaging and to better understand potential changes in supply and new product innovations. By continuing our supplier engagement and monitoring the progress against our sustainable sourcing goals, we are improving our resilience to reputational risks with the potential to impact our packaging supply"
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          727,866 Metric tons
          Total timber consumption used for paper was 727,866 tonnes, of which 360,502 tonnes were certified by FSC, PEFC or SFI.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          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. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Yum! Brands require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    19/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    8/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    6/16
    Avg. score

Profile

Yum! Brands is one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, with over 43,500 outlets in more than 135 countries as of 2017. 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. 

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

LFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell

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