KFC was introduced to Britain in 1965, when our first restaurant opened in Preston. There are now around 890 KFCs in the UK and Ireland and over 24,000 team members employed by KFC and its franchisees. KFC is part of Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum!”). Yum!, based in Louisville, Kentucky has over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories, and this year was named among the top 100 best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.
We understand that modern slavery – whether slavery, servitude, trafficking or forced labour, is a continual and growing global issue that can be found especially in the agri-food sector in which we operate. At KFC, we’re determined not to tolerate the presence of modern slavery of any kind within our operations and supply chain. We have a corporate and personal responsibility to look for the risks, however small. KFC employees are expected to report any suspicions or wrong doing using our confidential “Speak Up” helpline, and management are expected to act upon such concerns. Our supply chain teams have a duty to report any suspicions of poor supplier ethical behaviours immediately.