Diversity & Inclusion

Living Our Values


Having an inclusive and diverse culture is imperative in today’s world. We are a global company with diverse employees, customers and franchisees and maintain an unwavering commitment to promoting a company culture where all people are valued and respected.

One of our core values is to believe in all people, understanding that for our brands to remain relevant, we need everyone at the table in all aspects of our organization. That’s why we’re working to reflect the diversity of the communities in which employees live and work embracing diversity’s potential to help us build brands that people trust and champion.

Yum! Brands is on a journey to help ensure that inclusion and diversity, including gender equity, are integrated into all aspects of our business. Our goal is to build a culture that attracts, develops and retains diverse employees, franchisees and suppliers to drive global growth. Specifically, we aim to increase the number of women who hold senior leadership roles globally and increase representation of underrepresented minorities in our U.S. brands. We are also working to increase the multicultural competency of our existing corporate workforce through activities such as unconscious bias training and employee engagement through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).


Oversight for diversity and inclusion at Yum! is managed at the highest levels with Leading Inclusion for Today & Tomorrow (LIFT2), a corporate diversity council led by CEO Greg Creed. The council meets twice a year and includes senior leaders from across Yum!, our brands, key franchisees and suppliers. LIFT2’s key objectives include:

  • Demonstrating high-level commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Sharing diversity and inclusion best practices inside and outside our industry
  • Identifying issues and opportunities through honest and robust dialogue
  • Assisting with stakeholder engagement
  • Promoting, protecting and supporting our people and brands
“At Yum!, diversity and inclusion are part of living and leading our culture, as well as key enablers to our success. We apply this cultural mindset to our people, our franchisees and our suppliers as we continuously work to reflect our ever-changing communities, customers and investors.”
JAMES FRIPP — Yum! Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer