History of KFC
In 1930, in a humble service station in Corbin, Kentucky, 40-year old Harland Sanders began cooking for hungry travellers who stopped by for gas, serving them his southern-style fried chicken from his very own kitchen table. As word spread and Sanders' fame began to grow, people started travelling from far and wide just for a taste of his food. Sanders spent the next nine years perfecting his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices, and the basic cooking technique that's still used today.
In 2014, there are more than 18,000 KFC outlets in 118 countries and territories around the world.
Our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility
In our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, we examine the key areas our business operations impact and where we have the strongest ability to play a role.
Our objectives for this report are to:
- Reinforce our commitment to CSR
- Report on our performance to date under our four key pillars
- Where possible, identify our future CSR direction, goals and policies
- Engage in constructive dialogue with our stakeholders
As one of the largest quick service restaurant systems in Australia with over 600 restaurants and around 30,000 employees nationwide, we are conscious of the environment in which we operate and proactively look for opportunities to improve the lives of those we impact.
Our approach to CSR is dynamic, local in focus, yet always rooted in a “People Capability First” philosophy. We have worked diligently to understand the many opportunities we have in Australia, and to develop a strategy and structure to continually improve ourselves.
Throughout this report, we engage internal and external stakeholders for their perspectives on our CSR efforts. These discussions will help shape our actions and communications.