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Yum! Cuts 1.2M Metric Tons CO2 Since 2009

Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. By using more efficient technologies for lighting, air conditioning and refrigeration, the company has saved a record 530 million kWh of energy. Accumulated savings from energy efficiency efforts have … Read more »

Major Brands Waste $11.4B per Year through Poor Packaging Policies

KFC, MillerCoors, Kraft Foods, and other large brands are wasting valuable materials through poor packaging sustainability policies, to the tune of $11.4 billion a year, according to a new study from As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report, which looked at the packaging practices of 47 … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: McDonald’s, KFC Prop. 65 Suits; LEED for DuPont, Canon

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine asked California’s Second District Court of Appeal to revive lawsuits alleging that McDonald’s, KFC, Applebee’s and other restaurant chains did not give sufficient warning, under Proposition 65, that their chicken grilling creates a carcinogen, Law360 reports. Consumer Advocacy Group has threatened to sue Unified … Read more »

Yum! Brands Sets Paper Purchasing Goal

Yum! Brands Sets Paper Purchasing Goal

Yum! Brands, parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, has set a goal of purchasing paper-based packaging with fiber from responsibly managed forests and recycled sources. The company says it will publish a detailed procurement policy with public targets to achieve its sustainable paper goals by 2014. In … Read more »

KFC UK Drops Rainforest Fiber

KFC UK/Ireland will no longer use packaging from suppliers actively involved in rainforest clearance, after months of pressure from Greenpeace. In an updated policy statement, KFC’s UK unit committed to working only with suppliers who can demonstrate sustainable forest management throughout their supply chain. The fast-food company says it will … Read more »

KFCs Recycle Used Cooking Oil

A KFC franchisee based in Iowa is using a recycling system from Restaurant Technologies Inc. to dispose of and replace fryer oil from his restaurants. Kevin Schlutz, president of Central Iowa KFC, is now using RTI’s Total Oil Management system at his restaurants. The closed-loop system comprises two tanks – … Read more »

Apple, Colgate Among Companies Agreeing to 44 Shareholder Resolutions

Apple, Intel, Colgate, Smucker’s, Crocs, and Garmin are among the companies whose investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur corporate action on climate change, hydraulic fracturing, supply chain and water availability risks, among other sustainability issues, during the 2012 proxy voting season. Advocacy group Ceres says of the some 110 … Read more »