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As the largest restaurant company in China, Yum China is committed to offering its customers delicious and nutritious food as well as promoting a balanced and healthy diet. Adopting China’s Nutrition Guidelines (2022), which offers a set of nutrition guidelines for Chinese residents, the company revised its Nutrition and Health Policy and issued its commitments to further push the company’s nutrition and health efforts.
The Nutrition and Health policy focuses on encouraging balanced diets through continuous product innovation, providing a range of products to meet different preferences, promoting a healthy lifestyle and raising public awareness of nutrition and health, and supporting scientific research and improve innovation. A notable trend, in response to growing customer demand for plant-based products, is the company’s launch of a range of plant-based foods and drinks across its brands, such as meat-filled vegetarian rice balls, natural fruit juice and pulp . fruit based teas, among other products.
Underpinning the company’s nutrition and health efforts are commitments to caring for the health of the next generation, a balanced diet for customers, and nutrition and health improvement. Significant progress has been made towards these commitments in recent years. In 2022, 100% of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Kids meals met the Chinese Nutrition Society (CNS) Nutrition Guidelines for Meals Offered by the Restaurant Industry to School-Age Children. In addition, 100% of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Light Meals have met the Nutritional Light Meal Design Guidelines issued by the Chinese Culinary Association (CCA), and all products are free of trans fat from oils hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated. The company also has stated goals of reducing 700+ tons of salt in French fries, ketchup, and frozen cheese by 2030 from a 2020 base year, as well as 4,500+ tons of total sugar reduction by 2030 from a 2020 base year.
To learn more about Yum China’s ESG efforts, visit their website: http://www.yumchina.com/respIndex
About Yum China Holdings, Inc.
Yum China Holdings, Inc. is a licensee of Yum. Brands in mainland China. It has exclusive rights in mainland China for KFC, China’s leading quick-service restaurant brand, Pizza Hut, China’s leading casual dining restaurant brand, and Taco Bell, a California-based restaurant chain serving innovative Mexican-inspired food. Little Sheep, Huang Ji Huang, East Dawning and COFFii & JOY concepts are also wholly owned by Yum China. In addition, Yum China has partnered with Lavazza to explore and develop a Lavazza coffee shop concept in China. The Company had over 12,000 restaurants in over 1,700 cities at the end of February 2022.
In 2021, Yum China ranked #363 on the Fortune 500 list and was named on the TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. Yum China has also been selected as a member of both Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): Global Index and Emerging Market Index. In 2022, the Company was named to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and was certified by the Best Employers Institute as a 2022 Top Employer in China, both for the fourth consecutive year. For more information, visit http://ir.yumchina.com.
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