Corprate Bias Ratings
Yum! Brands is a fast food conglomerate that owns various chain restaurants, including Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Though Yum! Brands has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies, neither Yum! Brands nor its subsidiaries have terminated business relationships due to ideological differences. Yum! Brands has signed a pledge to implement more racially-focused hiring practices and signed a CEO Action pledge. Pizza Hut has sponsored an event endorsing the teaching of CRT in schools, and the Yum! conglomerate has given money to the ACLU. Yum! Brands does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and the company does not use its PAC for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Yum! Brands earns a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Yum! Brands received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign (1). Among other requirements, this means Yum! pledges to vet its vendors for LGBTQ policies and advocate for LGBTQ communities and policies. Yum! Brands has not fired employees due to political beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Yum! Brands does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Yum! Brands has signed the OneTen pledge to implement more race-based hiring practices (1). Subsidiary brand Pizza Hut has sponsored an event by the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, which endorses the teaching of critical race theory in schools (2). Yum! Brands has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge (3). Yum! Brands has implemented an ESG policy and commented at length on its ESG leadership (4). CEO David Gibbs is a member of the Business Roundtable (5).
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July 19, 2023
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|Date||ESG Category||Proponent||Summary of Resolution||Mgmt Rec||Total Vote % in Favor|
|5/18/23||Social||SOC Investment Group||Annual Report on Lobbying||Against||41.40%|
|5/18/23||Environmental||As You Sow||Report on Efforts to Reduce Plastics Use||Against||36.50%|
|5/18/23||Social||United Church Funds||Issuance of Report on Paid Sick Leave||Against||20.20%|
|5/18/23||Governance||New York State Common Retirement Fund||Disclosure of Share Retention Policies for NEOs Through Retirement Age||Against||0.00%|
|5/18/23||Social||National Center for Public Policy Research||Civil Rights and Nondiscrimination Audit Report||Against||0.00%|