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KFC

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is KFC doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 44

KFC has a DitchCarbon Score of 44 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the carbon intensity of KFC’s operations and suggests there is significant room for improvement. A higher score would denote lower carbon intensity and better alignment with environmental sustainability goals.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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KFC is a company in the food industry, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Very high

KFC in the United States operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy mix. This favorable environmental context supports KFC’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.
8.79%

...this company is doing 8.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

KFC Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a renowned entity in the US food industry, established in 1952. As a leading chicken restaurant chain globally, KFC offers a variety of chicken dishes and is a division of Yum! Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. The company prides itself on innovation and a culture that fosters diversity and employee success.

Good news, KFC has made a solid SBTi commitment

KFC has pledged to align its operations and strategies with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company will implement practices to limit global warming and contribute to the global effort against climate change.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

KFC should enhance its energy efficiency by adopting comprehensive measures across its operations, which could potentially reduce its emissions by 25%.
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