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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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.
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McDonald’s $15 Wage Debate Isn’t About Profits, It’s About Their Business Model

Following the strikes of fast food workers who want to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, McDonald's should be thinking about…
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New Study Furthers Debate Over Obamacare’s Calorie Labeling Law

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that when participants were given calorie guidance, before eating at McDonald's where calorie labeling is already available,…
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You Too Can Live on McDonald’s Wages – With Two Jobs and No Heat

McDonald’s should just stick to slinging burgers and fries and abstain from budget recommendations for its workers.
Chipotle customers can now find out which ingredients in the menu contain GMOs by referring to the chain's website.

Chipotle Makes History by Becoming First Fast Food Chain to Tag GMOs

Chipotle is the first American fast food chain to voluntarily display the presence of GMOs in its products.
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McDonald’s Customers Don’t Buy Salads – But Whose Fault is That?

McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said last week that salads make up 2 to 3 percent of U.S. restaurant sales. In other words, McDonald’s…
Shareholders say McDonald's targeting of children through products like Happy Meals has contributed to childhood obesity.

McDonald’s Shareholders Vote on Marketing Unwholesome Food

A resolution at the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting today will seek to prevent the fast food giant from marketing unhealthy food to children.…
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Fast Food Workers Strike – Is a Living Wage Really Possible?

Living wage proponents want to peg the minimum wage to the cost of living so that all workers, including those working in fast-food…
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Lessons Learned From Hyundai’s Failed Suicide Ad

Hyundai's latest ad about a man who tried to commit suicide by inhaling gas fumes in his garage but failed because the Hyundai…

When Does Talking About Sustainability Become Too Risky?

This post first appeared on GreenBiz and can be viewed here. In recent weeks, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Clorox’s Green Works have been the targets…