McDonald’s journey toward sustainable sourcing begins with our direct suppliers and extends to a complex network of indirect suppliers that source ingredients for our menu items. We recognize that the impacts of a large, global supply chain like ours are significant. In fact, the majority of environmental impacts to air, land and water, occur in the McDonald’s supply chain. That’s why the Company works with its direct suppliers who are committed to doing business responsibly in their own supply chains and making sure that they meet our requirements for ethics, environmental responsibility and economic viability — what we call the Three Es.
WHAT WE‘RE FOCUSED ON - GOOD SOURCING
Beef: Support Sustainable Production
Lead development of global principles and criteria in 2014. (goal achieved)
Begin purchasing verified sustainable beef during 2016. (goal achieved)
Develop targets for purchasing sustainable beef.
100% of coffee, palm oil and fish verified as supporting sustainable production.
100% of fiber-based packaging from certified or recycled sources by 2020.