The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has an established track record of leading and operating its restaurants in alignment with environmental sustainability and social responsibility – including tying a portion of fiscal 2022 executive bonus compensation to its sustainable sourcing policy and climate commitments.

“Making this commitment is a wonderful progression that builds upon our award-winning sustainable sourcing and food recovery programs,” said Megan Bloomer, vice president of sustainability for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “The company has taken a creative approach to sustainability, forging and maintaining collaborative partnerships with advocacy organizations and industry thought leaders to ensure we are setting relevant goals and reaching credible achievements.”

The Cheesecake Factory marked the first step in creating its climate strategy by signing the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) Commitment Letter and plans to submit reduction targets to SBTi for validation. Upon acceptance, the company plans to publish its approved targets on the SBTi website and in the company’s annual CSR report.

“With this action, The Cheesecake Factory has demonstrated their commitment to credible climate reduction goals and science-based transition plans,” said Danielle Fugere, president of As You Sow.

In other news, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has been recognized as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the ninth consecutive year, according to Fortune and Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. The Cheesecake Factory® ranked 58 on the list, which recognizes companies that showed exceptional care for their employees and their communities during a historically challenging time. The prestigious list is determined in large part by an anonymous employee survey that measures attributes describing a great employee experience including high levels of trust, respect, pride and camaraderie, as well as the company’s broader community impact.

“The Cheesecake Factory is very honored to be named on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the ninth year in a row,” said David Overton, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “I extend my sincerest gratitude to each of our more than 45,000 staff members for how they have navigated through all of the challenges this past year, while continuing to create delicious, memorable experiences for our guests, supporting each other and our local communities.”