Yum! Restaurants Australia
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Takeaway Food Retailing
Operates Pizza Hut and KFC in Australia. KFC has been operating in Australia since 1968, and now has more than 600 stores in Australia and New Zealand, which are company owned or franchised.
|Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| YUM! Brands, Inc.
owns 100% of Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd
|Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd|
In 2015 KFC Australia won an Australian Business Award for Sustainability, which recognises organisations that execute initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.
[Source 2015][More on Eco-Certification]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'red' in Greenpeace's 2010 Truefood Guide, signifying they may include GM-derived ingredients in their products. This includes brands that either: contain GM derived ingredients; have no clear policy on GM-derived ingredients; and/or have ignored or refused Greenpeace's request for information regarding their policies on GM-derived ingredients.
[Source 2010][More on Genetic Engineering]
In Dec 2012 KFC was fined $30,000 in the Industrial Magistrates Court for rostering children aged under 15 on shifts after 10pm on 153 separate occasions at three company-owned outlets in WA.
[Source 2012][More on Workers Rights]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2014 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a tv ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company has been criticised for offensive advertising. In 2009 the Advertising Standards Bureau upheld complaints about a tv ad by this company on the grounds that it breached advertising codes. The ad was subsequently discontinued or modified.
[Source 2009][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2015 Australian Pizza Hut franchise owners initiated a class action against parent company Yum! Restaurants over alleged business losses and failures. Pizza Hut franchise owners are claiming that Yum! breached its duties by not allowing franchisees to make a profit when asked to reduce the prices of pizzas allegedly to match competitor, Domino's Pizza. The majority of Pizza Hut's Australian franchises are joining the class action with 288 out of 298 restaurants involved.
[Source 2015][More on Governance]
In 2011 KFC Australia announced that it will no longer provide toys with any children's meals 'to remove so-called pester power', in line with its commitments under the Responsible Advertising to Children Initiative. Hungry Jacks and McDonalds have not made a similar commitment.
[Source 2011][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company is a founding member of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Forum, which was established in August 2010 as a formal partnership between the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and the QSR industry. Goals and outcomes of the forum include the introduction of kilojoule information on menus, reducing the salt and saturated fat content of menu items, and offering healthier options.
[Source 2017][More on Product Safety]
This company is a signatory to the Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children (QSRI), which is managed by the Australian Food & Grocery Council and covers food sold in quick service restaurants. Companies that have signed up to the initiative commit to: only advertising healthier choices to children and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through good diet and physical activity; not paying for or seeking product placement television programs, editorial content or interactive games aimed at children, unless the product is a healthier choice; not advertising and marketing to children in Australian schools unless they are asked to by those schools.
[Source 2015][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
|YUM! Brands, Inc.|
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change risk. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Climate Change Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Climate Change]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts towards removing commodity-driven deforestation and forest degradation from its direct operations and supply chains. Responding companies are scored across four key areas: disclosure; awareness; management; and leadership. This company received a CDP Forests Score of B-.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
In 2018, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) asked companies to provide data about their efforts to manage and govern freshwater resources. Responding companies are scored on six key metrics: transparency; governance & strategy; measuring & monitoring; risk assessment; targets & goals; and value chain engagement. This company received a CDP Water Security Score of B.
[Source 2018][More on Human Rights]
KFC's paper packaging is directly contributing to the destruction of forests in southern USA, including 'The Green Swamp' a unique, irreplaceable forest in North Carolina. KFC is one of the major purchasers from International Paper, the largest paper company in the world and a company notorious for destructive forest management practices such as large-scale clearcutting, conversion of natural forests to plantations, and reliance on toxic chemicals in forest management.
[Source 2012][More on Forests]
The Union of Concerned Scientists' 2015 Palm Oil Scorecard scores America's top brands on their commitments to use deforestation-free palm oil. This company received a score of 0/100, signifying no commitment.
[Source 2015][More on Palm Oil]
This company received a score of 0/100 (retrieved 14-Feb-2018) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2018][More on Habitats]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 0-9 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
KFC USA is the focus of a PETA campaign 'Kentucky Fired Cruelty', highlighting the extreme and cruel conditions that exist for chickens in KFC supplier factories. In 2001, KFC pledged to improve conditions,however, two years later, KFC still had not done anything to implement an animal welfare program. In 2003 PETA called for an international boycott of KFC. In April 2009, PETA filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission outlining KFC's false and deceptive statements concerning the animal welfare claims.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
This company received a score of 32.6/100 in the Newsweek Green Ranking 2017, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2017][More on Sustainability Reporting]
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 2/5.
[Source 2018][More on Forests]
As You Sow's 2015 report, Waste and Opportunity, analyses the packaging practices of large fast food chains and beverage companies, highlighting leaders and laggards in these sectors. Corporate performance is evaluated in the areas of materials source reduction, reusable packaging, use of recycled content, use of recyclable packaging, and actions taken to promote materials recycling. This company was ranked as Needs Improvement.
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
[Source 2019][More on Palm Oil]
The 2017 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 5, "On the Business Agenda but Limited Evidence of Implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2018][More on Animal Rights]
Friends of the Earth's 2016 report and scorecard, 'Chain Reaction' grades America's top restaurant chains' on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains. Brands owned by this company received grades of F (KFC), D+ (Pizza Hut) and C- (Taco Bell).
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers' Scorecard 2016 rates companies on what they are - and aren't - doing to prevent the negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production. This company failed to respond to requests for information.
[Source 2016][More on Palm Oil]
This 2010 Greenpeace report documents Sinar Mas repeatedly breaking industry guidelines, Indonesian law and its own public statements, and razing rainforests to the ground in its race to produce palm oil. Some international companies, including Kraft, Nestle and Unilever, have stopped buying palm oil from Sinar Mas following these revelations. However Pizza Hut, listed as customers of Sinar Mas' palm oil division in June 2009, have not yet made a similar commitment. [Listed under Information due to age of report]
[Source 2010][More on Palm Oil]
A boycott has been called on YUM! Brands, for the low wages received by tomato pickers in Florida. (Not included under 'Boycott Call' due to regional nature).
[Source x][More on Workers Rights]
This 2005 investigative report by China Labour Watch reveals how workers in Chinese toy factories endure work schedules that surpass the legal limit by at least 36.5 hours per week, pay rates as low as only 59 percent of the local minimum wage, unsanitary cafeterias, dorm rooms housing 22 people each, and employees forced to foot the entire cost of their work-injury insurance and, in some instances, lack of insurance of any kind. [Listed under information due to age of report]
[Source 2005][More on Workers Rights]
This company was included in Bloomberg's 2019 Gender-Equality Index, a list of 230 companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women's equality in the workplace.
[Source 2019][More on Human Rights]
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. This company won their Good Egg Award in 2012 for only using free range eggs in their UK KFC stores.
[Source 2012][More on Animal Rights]
The Corporate Research Project's Corporate Rap Sheets are dossiers summarising the most significant crimes, violations and other questionable activities of the world's largest and most controversial companies. Follow link to see this company's Corporate Rap Sheet. "Yum has lobbied heavily to keep down its labor costs while also resisting a growing campaign by fast food workers to raise wage levels. The company has also been embroiled in controversies concerning food safety and animal cruelty."
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Revenue||$550 million in 2009|
|Company Ranking||572 in top 2000 Australian companies|
|Address||Level 2, 20 Rodborough Rd, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086, Australia|
|Phone||02 9930 3000|
|Fax||02 9930 3001|