Supplier Code of Conduct
YUM! Brands, Inc. ("Yum"), is committed to conducting its business in an ethical, legal and socially responsible manner. To encourage compliance with all legal requirements and ethical business practices, Yum has established this Supplier Code of Conduct (the "Code") for Yum's U.S. suppliers ("Suppliers").
Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Suppliers are required to abide by all applicable laws, codes or regulations including, but not limited to, any local, state or federal laws regarding wages and benefits, workers' compensation, working hours, equal opportunity, worker and product safety. Yum also expects that Suppliers will conform their practices to the published standards for their industry.
Working Hours & Conditions: In compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and industry standards, Suppliers are expected to ensure that their employees have safe and healthy working conditions and reasonable daily and weekly work schedules. Employees should not be required to work more than the number of hours allowed for regular and overtime work periods under applicable local, state and federal law.
Non-Discrimination: Suppliers should implement a policy to effectuate all applicable local and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and employment on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, physical disability, national origin, creed or any other basis prohibited by law.
Child Labor: Suppliers should not use workers under the legal age for employment for the type of work being performed in any facility in which the Supplier is doing work for Yum. In no event should Suppliers use employees younger than 14 years of age.
Forced and Indentured Labor: In accordance with applicable law, no Supplier should perform work or produce goods for Yum using labor under any forms of indentured servitude, nor should threats of violence, physical punishment, confinement, or other forms of physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse be used as a method of discipline or control.
Notification to Employees: To the extent required by law, Suppliers should establish company-wide policies implementing the standards outlined in this Code and post notices of those policies for their employees. The notices should be in all languages necessary to fully communicate the policy to its employees.
Audits and Inspections
Each Supplier should conduct audits and inspections to ensure their compliance with this Code and applicable legal and contractual standards. In addition to any contractual rights of Yum or Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC ("UFPC"), the Supplier's failure to observe the Code may subject them to disciplinary action, which could include termination of the Supplier relationship. Failure to comply with this Code will be sufficient cause for Yum to exercise its right to revoke the Supplier's approved status. Yum reserves the right, as a condition of continuation of approval, to conduct (or have its designee conduct) periodic, unannounced inspections of Suppliers and their facilities and business practices to verify compliance with these standards. The business relationship with Yum and UFPC is strengthened upon full and complete compliance with the Code and the Supplier's agreements with Yum and UFPC.
The Code is a general statement of Yum's expectations with respect to its Suppliers. The Code should not be read in lieu of but in addition to the Supplier's obligations as set out in any agreements between Yum or UFPC and the Supplier. In the event of a conflict between the Code and an applicable agreement, the agreement shall control.