How Taco Bell Is Working Toward a Greener Future

Taco Bell launched new environmental initiatives following Earth Day and before Cinco de Mayo. Yum! Foods, which owns Taco Bell, is reducing its carbon impact. 

Yum!, which owns KFC, Pizza Hut, and the Mexican-American brand, has pledged to cut its carbon emissions 50% by 2030. Taco Bell recycles condiment packets, although most of these initiatives have concentrated on packaging.

Taco Bell now examines their supplier chain. The chain's new initiative with Cargill and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) promotes regenerative cattle farming and habitat preservation.

Over the next four years, ranchers will receive $4 million in grants from the company and the federal government to conserve threatened habitats, water quality, and greenhouse gases.

The corporation sees this as part of a two-pronged mission to make tasty, affordable food and better the environment.

Taco Bell's sustainable farming effort should conserve thousands of acres and animals. Yum's environmental targets are reached by the project's 44,000-metric-ton carbon emission reduction by 2030.

Most cattle graze in grasslands where endangered creatures and birds depend on the ecology. The important region affected by farmland growth and Taco Bell's new initiative includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.

From May 4 through August 3, Taco Bell will accept proposals from organizations that can partner with Cargill and the NFWF to assist ranchers create more holistic environmental practices while still supplying excellent meat to companies.