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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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.
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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…
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World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Helps Companies Map Water Risk Globally

The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water…
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I’m Lovin’ It: McDonald’s Opts for Sustainable Fish, Modernity

Last week, McDonald's exhibited bold leadership by agreeing to shift their entire seafood supply-chain to Marine Stewardship Council-approved fish.
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Zara Commits to Go Toxic-Free by 2020

On Saturday, Greenpeace announced that Zara has agreed to eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020.…
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ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of…
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The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?
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Conversation: The Intersection of CSR and Consumer Behavior Change

Should companies follow Unilever? The company is looking for ways to get people to use less water when they shower. Or should they,…
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McDonald’s Addresses Sustainable Beef Sourcing

Finding how to reduce the impact of the raising of the cattle, which is responsible for the largest part of McDonald’s ecological footprint,…
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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.