McDonald's: CSR & Sustainability News

McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by the eponymous Richard and Maurice McDonald.

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U.S. Roundtable on Sustainable Beef: What’s the Beef

3p Correspondent Danika Carter attended this group's inaugural meeting in Denver to report on who led the charge -- and who was absent.
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McDonald’s Commits to Removing Deforestation From Its Supply Chain

This week, McDonald’s announced a commitment to remove deforestation from its supply chain. The global fast food company’s commitment includes its entire supply…
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3p Weekend: 5 Signs American Food is Changing For the Better

American eating habits have been the joke of the world for years. The fat, lazy American filling up on junk food and soda…
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McDonald’s Needs More Than a Pay Raise to Win Over Millennials

You’ve probably heard the good news, and if you didn’t let me repeat it: McDonald’s will raise wages by more than 10 percent…
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McDonald’s To Source Antibiotic-Free Chicken in the U.S.

On Wednesday McDonald’s announced that it will only source chicken raised without antibiotics for its U.S. restaurants by March 2017.
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One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.
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Report: Food Industry Needs to Take Responsibility for Its Packaging Waste

Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup…
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McDonald’s to Customers: Ask Me Anything!

McDonald's latest PR strategy may have delighted millions of fast-food consumers with active (if not strange) imaginations, but it's likely not to sit…
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Retailers Cite Low Wages as Major Threat to Business

The horrible irony is that many of these retailers, acknowledging that stagnant incomes hurt their sales, are part of their own problem. They…
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Fast Food Sales: “That’s Not Ketchup…It’s Blood”

Not ketchup but blood is how one investment analysis describes fast food sales as consumers shift toward healthy, sustainably sourced foods.
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4 Lessons from Burger King’s Decision to Stop Serving Low-Calorie Fries

There’s more to this story than just calorie, fat and sodium accounting. Here are four lessons we can learn from last week’s news.
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3p Twitter Chats: Top 10 Tweets of Substance

Let's be honest: You'll probably spend half the weekend on social media anyhow. So, why not learn something in the process? With this…
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NLRB: McDonald’s Can No Longer Duck Responsibility for Bad Labor Practices

On Tuesday the U.S. National Labor Relations Board found that McDonald's is a joint employer with its franchisees and can be held accountable…
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Puerto Rican McDonalds Franchisees Claim HQ Hung Them Out to Dry

The FTC proceeding could impact the way McDonald’s -- and other multinational franchises -- compete in the Latin American market, and the outcomes…
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McDonald’s Twitter Chat Recap: #McDsustainability

Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald's Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP…