"We started with the vision of creating a workplace where employees 'look forward to Monday'. To achieve this vision, we focus on employee well-being and have paid attention to key design features such as excellent air filtration, modern furniture, collaborative work spaces, ample connectivity for mobile working, and contemporary lighting," said Joey Wat, president and chief operating officer of Yum China. "We are confident that our new office space will create a happy workplace that will facilitate collaboration and inspire our colleagues to even more creativity in their daily work. It will serve as the perfect platform for us to continue expanding and supporting our national restaurant network."
The new office building will contain a number of sustainable features including smart, low-carbon air conditioning to save energy and a cutting-edge air purification system to guarantee excellent air quality. The building was designed to meet the gold standard of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system.
Perks for employees include modern co-working spaces or "social hubs" which allow employees to meet and interact with each other during the workday. Mobile work stations with adjustable tables and screens will also promote efficiency and the exchange of ideas in the workplace.
The Yum China Building will also contain health and wellness facilities including rooms for exercise, yoga and team building activities as well as showers, rooms for physiotherapy and nursing mothers.
At the end of August, Yum China reported more than 7,700 restaurants and more than 420,000 employees in over 1,100 cities.