Wednesday 29 June 2022

Yum China awarded ‘Gold Class 2022’ in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook

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SHANGHAI, China – Yum China Holdings, Inc. announces it has received a Gold Class Award in the Sustainability Yearbook 2022 by S&P Global for its industry leading sustainability performance. Yum China is the only company from mainland China to be named a Gold Class company.

The Sustainability Yearbook is one of the more comprehensive annual publications on the state of corporate sustainability. The 2022 edition assesses over 7,500 companies across 61 industries globally and showcases the best performing companies among industry peers and in terms of financially material ESG metrics.

The Gold Class includes 75 companies, which are the top 1% of companies assessed. Yum China was recognized as one of the top performers in the Restaurant and Leisure Facilities sector based on an overall S&P Global ESG score of 75 points.

“Recognition as a Gold Class company in S&P’s Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022, and our DJSI membership, reflect the Company’s long-term commitment to sustainability to make positive impact for a better future,” said Joey Wat, CEO of Yum China.

Yum China’s sustainability achievements have been recognized by leading sustainability indices and ratings. In 2021, Yum China was selected as a member of both Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI): World Index (DJSI World) and Emerging Market Index (DJSI Emerging Markets) for the second consecutive year. The company also received an ‘A’ rating in the MSCI Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ratings for 2021.

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