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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 /…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…