Pizza Hut Corporate ‘Green Team’ Awarded the Environmental Star of Excellence

Pizza Hut Corporate ‘Green Team’ Awarded the Environmental Star of Excellence

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:05am

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YUM! Global Newsroom: Environment

Pizza Hut corporate created the ‘Green Team’ earlier this year in an effort to create more sustainable office processes. The team has addressed several projects to implement sustainable practices at the Restaurant Support Center (RSC) this year including a waste audit, Earth Day events such as the Go Dark Hour where all lights in the RSC were turned down to conserve energy, education and awareness, and careful resource management in our headquarters.

As a result of the team’s efforts this year Pizza Hut Corporate was recently awarded the Environmental Star of Excellence Award by the City of Plano, TX. The team was recognized with the Environmental Commitment award in the business category. The Environmental Commitment category recognizes a company’s commitment to implementing an environmental initiative that goes beyond impacting its immediate organization.

Throughout the year the Green Team encouraged Pizza Hut employees to take sustainability knowledge home with them. As a company, they participated in the Great American Cleanup in Plano, donated pizzas to local food bank Metro Relief, among other initiatives. The Green Team’s impact has gone far beyond the walls of Pizza Hut’s corporate office.

The City of Plano, TX recently earned a 4-STAR rating for national leadership in sustainability by the STAR Community Rating System. It’s just the second city in Texas to earn 4 stars. While Pizza Hut is a global brand, it is important to drive impact in our local communities.

For more information on what Pizza Hut and Yum! Brands is doing on the corporate social responsibility front, check out our CSR report.