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At the heart of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated is a set of guiding principles based on excellence and quality in everything we do. To achieve excellence, we know we must strive to continuously improve upon our past accomplishments. We are committed to doing what is right, conducting ourselves with integrity, and ensuring that our actions follow the highest ethical and professional standards.

We embrace sustainability with these values in mind. For us, the term “sustainability” informs how we operate in relation not only to the environment but also to the food we serve, the staff members we employ, and the communities in which we are located.

Becoming a sustainable company requires an open mind and a lot of hard work and patience. No company is 100% there yet! Every day, and at every level of our business, we continue to find ways to reduce our impact on the planet. We ask tough questions about how and where we can improve. These conversations force us to challenge the status quo—to innovate sustainably and look for ways to reduce our environmental impact.

We are examining all aspects of our business in an effort to identify, create, and implement meaningful and sustained change. Currently, our sustainability efforts are focused on our Company-owned restaurants, offices and bakeries in the USA. As we expand globally, we intend to engage with our local licensees to both encourage sustainable practices appropriate for the environment in which they operate and to learn from their successes as well.