The Wendy's Company launches its 2019 Corporate Social Respo
DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Wendy's Company released its 2019 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report under its new banner, Good Done Right, highlighting a new commitment to have a comprehensive accounting of animal care best practices, including responsible use of antibiotics and animal housing conditions, by the end of 2024. The report also includes efforts to enhance benefits for Company employees and reduce the Company's environmental footprint.
"At Wendy's®, we believe that doing the right thing is the only way to do business," said Todd Penegor, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wendy's Company. "Being a responsible corporate citizen is a priority for our brand, and Good Done Right is our way to communicate how we're advancing various commitments to make a positive impact in the areas of food, people and our environmental footprint."
Bringing the Company's CSR efforts under one banner and documenting progress is one step in the evolution of the Company's approach, which also includes conducting a third-party materiality assessment to ensure the Company aligns its CSR-related goals and commitments with stakeholder priorities, the Company's business and areas where the Company can drive meaningful change. This materiality assessment will inform the Company's CSR strategy, future programs and commitments, and the Company expects to share more information in the coming months.
The Company made significant progress in 2019 across its three key CSR pillars of Food, People and Footprint. Key highlights include:
Wendy's® was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Wendy's is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty® dessert. The Wendy's Company (Nasdaq: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others. This is most visible through the Company's support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and its signature Wendy's Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find every child in the North American foster care system a loving, forever home. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising. Visit www.wendys.com and www.squaredealblog.com for more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendys.
* Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Canada.
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