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.

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…

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…

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.

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.…

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…

The Top 10 Chicago Area CSR Reporters and Performers

Is the Chicago Metropolitan Area (aka Chicagoland) a hub of CSR leaders?

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,…

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,…

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.

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.…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…