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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TODAY: Join Us for a Twitter Chat with McDonald’s Corporation

Join TriplePundit, CSRwire, and McDonald's Corporation for a Twitter chat on the company's CSR strategies - Wed. May 7 at 10am PST /…
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McDonald’s Recognizes 51 Suppliers With 2014 ‘Best of Sustainable Supply’ Awards

McDonald's has received its fair share of criticism across numerous fronts. This year's Sustainable Supply awards indicates the fast-food giant is committed to…
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Shocker: 89 Percent of Fast Food Workers are Victims of Wage Theft

As if it's not enough that so many minimum wage workers can't make ends meet on an honest day's work, many also find…
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Is Palm Oil-Driven Deforestation the Secret Ingredient in Your Favorite Products?

As I delved into the commitments these companies have made to address palm-related deforestation and peatland destruction, I was disheartened to see how…
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Is There a Sustainable Big Mac in Your Future?

Giant corporations like McDonald's and Walmart cast a long shadow across the planet with the enormous amount of resources that they utilize, process,…
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If In-N-Out Can Pay (a Lot) More Than Minimum Wage, Why Can’t McDonald’s?

In-N-Out Burger, a fast food chain in California and the Southwest, starts its employees off at a wage of $10.50 an hour. Labor…
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Long John Silver’s Hoists Jolly Roger for Sustainable Seafood

A new set of ads from Long John Silver's raise the Jolly Roger in honor of sustainable food and more environmentally sound eating,…
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Why Olympic Sponsors Must Take a Stand Against Russian LGBT Discrimination

Despite understandable excitement and anticipation, the 2014 Sochi Winter Games have been somewhat tainted by Russia’s passage last summer of anti-gay legislation. With…
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McResource Site Advises Employees to Skip the Burgers and Fries

McDonald's pulled its employee website last week after it came to the realization that it was actually advising its employees that it was…
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BSR’s Bold Climate Change Commitment

BSR’s President Aron Cramer made a big commitment at this week’s conference in San Francisco. He and the BSR team are doubling down…
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Report: Taxpayers Pick Up $7 Billion Tab for Underpaid Fast Food Workers

A report just out by the UC Berkeley Labor Center says that low-paying fast food jobs cost taxpayers $7 billion a year in…
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Would 69% of Americans Turn Down a Job Due to a Company’s Poor Reputation?

New survey found that 69 percent of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if…
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What Will Get Athletes to Stop Endorsing Unhealthy Foods and Beverages?

A new study shows 100 top professional athletes’ endorsement of food and beverages and how many of them endorses unhealthy products. Why we…
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Will McDonald’s New, Healthier Menu Help it Become a Millennial-Friendly Food Chain?

Last Thursday, McDonald’s announced its plans to make significant changes in its menu and marketing, increasing “access to fruits and vegetables to help…
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McDonald’s Says Bye Bye to Polystyrene Foam Cups

McDonald’s announced this week that it will replace its polystyrene foam hot beverage cups with paper cups.