Yum China: reduced 1400 tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019

Recently, Yum China released its annual sustainability report. This is the third sustainability report since it became an independent listed company in 2016.

Recently, Yum China released its annual sustainability report. This is the third sustainability report since it became an independent listed company in 2016.

The report shows that in 2019 Yum China has further used digital methods such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to create a smarter and more efficient supply chain system and strengthen food safety management.

It has made many achievements in waste management, plastic reduction actions, diversity and equal opportunities, and supporting the sustainable development of the local economy.

For example, in waste management, thanks to a pilot project of converting kitchen waste oil into biodiesel in Chengdu, it became the first catering company in China to obtain ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification).

As of the end of 2019, its all direct-operated KFC restaurants in Chengdu have established a full-chain data recording and tracking system in accordance with ISCC standards.

In 2019, the project converted 666,465 kg of kitchen waste oil into biodiesel, which is equivalent to a reduction of about 1400 tons of potential greenhouse gas emissions.

In terms of supporting the sustainable growth of the local economy, Yum China launched a support plan in 2018 to provide technical support for the development of local industries and help lift poverty.

In 2019, it purchased more than 400 tons of high-quality products including Guizhou Zhenfeng dragon fruit and Anhui Dangshan pear from less developed regions.

According to statistics, Yum China has the exclusive operating rights of the three major brands KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in mainland China, and has exclusive ownership of the Little Sheep, East Dawning, Huangjihuang and COFFii & JOY chain restaurant brands.

As of the end of March 2020, Yum China had 9,295 restaurants in more than 1,400 cities.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/06/11/yum-china-reduced-1400-tons-of-greenhouse-gas-emissions-in-2019/.

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