Our 2022 Corporate Responsibility Highlights

Mar. 28, 2023
Mar. 28, 2023

Today, Papa Johns released its Corporate Responsibility Highlights report, sharing progress on our People, Pizza, Planet framework and commitments. From pledging to donate 10 million meals to those in need over the next five years through a partnership between Papa Johns and The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community, to partnering with our franchisees to award nearly $1.6 million to almost 180 organizations through the Foundation’s Building Community Fund grant program, in 2022 Papa Johns showed the world what it means to be “Better, Together.”


Our top strategic priority as a company is to build a culture of leaders who believe in diversity, inclusivity and winning. All flavors are welcome at our table, where last year we gathered to celebrate milestones and recognitions such as:

  • Being named #1 pizza company on Forbes 2022 list of World’s Best Employers and the only pizza company featured on Forbes 2022 list of Best Employers for Diversity
  • Earning a 100 percent score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the second consecutive year
  • Expanding Dough & Degrees, our fully funded tuition program, to team members working as few as 10 hours per week


Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.® isn’t just our tagline – it’s our promise. As part of our journey to Better in 2022, Papa Johns:

  • Invested more than $56 million with diverse and small suppliers across our value chain
  • Introduced oven-baked Papa Bowls, a crust-less option that combines pizza toppings, cheese and our signature sauces, the newest way we are meeting our customers’ wide range of dietary needs and preferences
  • Donated 190,000 meals to more than 200 community organizations through our Harvest Program, through which we donate incorrect or uncollected orders that would otherwise go to the landfill


In our restaurants, Quality Control Centers, Corporate Hubs and fleet, last year we ramped up efforts to monitor and reduce our environmental impacts, including:

  • Diverting 197,000+ pounds of waste from landfills by reusing and recycling 65,000+ dough trays, avoiding the use of single-use packaging to deliver our fresh, never-frozen original dough
  • Increase transparency and reporting our Scope 1 and 2 emissions, an important step in our environmental journey
  • Investing in an energy management system, installing smart thermostats and expanding our Shore Power Electric program, which uses electricity to refrigerate our delivery trucks during loading and unloading, which reduces diesel fuel consumption