Making a difference.

Everyday all around the globe, McDonald's is putting people, processes and practices into place to make sustainability the new normal – for our business, society and the world at large.


In May of this year, we published the first in a series of issue-specific updates related to key issues of importance to our business and society. The first publication focuses on our progress against our 2020 aspirational goal to source 100% of our fiber-based packaging from certified or recycled sources.

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Driving Progress

McDonald’s Participates in Climate Pledge

McDonald’s has joined the White House American Business Act on Climate Pledge, bringing together sustainability goals from across the McDonald’s System in support of a low-carbon, sustainable future.

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Building a Better Burger

Sustainable Beef in Canada

McDonald’s has reached a major milestone in our journey to sustainable beef. A broad cross-section of the Canadian beef value chain—including McDonald’s—has developed sustainability indicators that apply the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef principles to Canadian beef production.

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Animal Health & Welfare

Improving animal health and welfare is an ongoing, ever-evolving priority for the business. We recognize that there will always be opportunity for improvement as the science changes and consumer demands evolve.

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