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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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…
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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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As I delved into the commitments these companies have made to address palm-related deforestation and peatland destruction, I was disheartened to see how…