Industry News | March 9, 2009

Yum's Corporate Responsibility Ranks Top 100

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Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM - News) was named one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, for its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility.

Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine reviewed the largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. to produce its tenth annual list. The magazine evaluated publicly accessible documents and determined leaders in seven categories including: environment; climate change; human rights; philanthropy; employee relations; finance; and governance, with environment and employee relations weighted the highest.

“We are proud of the corporate social responsibility progress we have made in our first 11 years as a public company,” says Jonathan Blum, senior vice president, chief public affairs officer, Yum! Brands. “Corporate Responsibility Officer’s recognition fuels our passion and commitment to continuously get better and better at corporate responsibility.”

Yum! Brands issued its first Corporate Responsibility Report titled “Serving the World” during the fourth quarter of 2008. The Report examines Yum! Brands' social, environmental and economic impact based on company and external stakeholder expectations, with focus on: corporate governance and ethics, public policy and government affairs, culture and people development, health and nutrition, environment, supply chain, and community giving.

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