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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Stanford Food Study Infuriates Organic Supporters

A new study that concluded that there wasn't much difference between organic and conventional foods has organic food supporters up in arms.
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Ban Styrofoam? LA Schools & Jamba Juice Say Yes

LA bans styrofoam from lunchrooms after student protests. Jamba Juice aims to phase out styrofoam after a petition by a ten year old.…
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Should the Social Responsibility of Business Be Limited or Limitless?

McDonald's vs. Unilever - one company wants to minimally intervene in shaping consumers’ decisions while the other wants to play a bigger role…
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Vegetarian McDonald’s to Open in India – I’m lovin’ it.

McDonalds India already avoids beef and pork - to satisfy local dietary habits. Now, welcome the Vegetarian McDonald's.
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Greenpeace’s Shell Hoax: The Aftermath

While the Greenpeace hoax against Shell's Arctic drilling plans certainly grabbed the attention of many people as well as the media, it’s still…
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Is Avon’s New CSR Blog Ready to Come Calling?

Avon has just started a new CR blog, Avon’s Calling, as the latest effort in its goal to be transparent and to offer…
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Is McDonald’s McItaly a Threat to Italy’s Food Heritage?

In Italy McDonald’s has launched and relaunched the ridiculously-named McItaly burge, and the outrage throughout and beyond Italy has been swift, loud and…

McDonald’s UK New Stakeholder Engagement Website Shows Signs of Progress

Following the failures of McDonald’s twitter campaigns, which have brought a storm of protest against the company, McDonald’s UK decided to try another…
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McDonald’s Shareholders Swat Away Resolution Demanding Nutrition Report

McDonald’s shareholders yesterday overwhelmingly voted against a shareholder proposal that pushed the fast food titan to undertake a nutrition report of the company’s…
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Is It Time For Ronald McDonald To Retire?

There is a push for McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald, one of the most recognizable icons in the world.
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McDonald’s “Best of Green” Highlights Leading Global Sustainable Practices

Can McDonald’s and “Best of Green” be in the same sentence? Projects around the world have boosted the company's efforts on energy efficiency…

Can McDonald’s Turn Its Twitter #McFail Around?

They say the definition of insanity is behaving the same way and expecting a different result. If that’s the case, then McDonalds’ twitter…
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Open Letter to McDonald’s and Walmart on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities

A call to action for Walmart and McDonald's to support the Create Jobs for USA program and create entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs for…
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Chipotle Refuses to Sign Popular Farm Worker Protection Agreement

Chipotle is receiving criticism for its refusal to sign on to an agreement aimed at protecting farm workers on Florida farms where the…
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McDonald’s Replaces PlayPlaces With Urban Gardens, Composting Sites

Starting this week, over 20 of McDonald's outdoor PlayPlaces will be replaced with urban gardens and composting facilities.