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corporate responsibility at wendy's

Moving Toward a More Sustainable Future



The foundation of Wendy’s long-term success includes core values that we embrace every day in our restaurants and restaurant support centers around the world.


Wendy’s core values, including “Quality is our Recipe,” “Do the Right Thing” and “Give Something Back,” were created by our founder Dave Thomas more than 40 years ago. They are timeless guideposts for our employees and franchisees.


Consistent with these values, we believe it is our responsibility to our stakeholders to focus on Wendy’s business success, while at the same time caring for our customers, employees, communities and the world around us.


To elevate our Corporate Responsibility efforts, we work with BSR, a leader in Corporate Responsibility that works with a global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions.


We are focused on continuously improving our CR performance and making a real difference. We’re especially proud of our long association with our charity of choice, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Through the outstanding, devoted work of the Foundation, and its signature program -- Wendy’s Wonderful Kids -- thousands of children mired in the North America foster care system are successfully being united with permanent families in loving homes.

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