Promoting Positive Workplaces and Human Rights in Our Supply Chain
McDonald’s strives to work with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability within their own
We expect our suppliers, independent businesses in their own right, to support our expectation of fundamental rights for all people: to treat their employees with fairness, respect and dignity, and to follow practices that protect health and safety for the people working in their facilities. And just as we are committed to fair employment practices and a safe, healthful and productive work environment for our employees, we expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to these same standards.
McDONALD’S SUPPLIER CODE OF CONDUCT
The Supplier Code of Conduct is the cornerstone of our Supplier Workplace Accountability program and sets clear guidelines that help our suppliers understand McDonald’s expectations and how to live up to them. Every supplier is required to sign the Code and their facilities acknowledge this Code annually. In November 2012, McDonald’s launched an enhanced Supplier Code of Conduct. This Code was a result of a comprehensive 2-year process that included benchmarking with a number of organizations that lead in this area, consultation with external experts in supplier workplace accountability, a human rights gap analysis and dialogue with suppliers.
The Code details our expectations regarding the following:
SETTING CLEAR EXPECTATIONS
In addition to the Supplier Code of Conduct, a detailed supplier guidance document, annual self-assessments and on-site third-party audits are used to monitor compliance with our standards and to promote continuous improvement in performance. These requirements apply not only to our direct suppliers, but to their suppliers as well.
EMPOWERING OUR SUPPLIERS TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE
“The updated Supplier Code of Conduct covers a number of topics. In order to support the implementation of the Supplier Code of Conduct, we provide online training, a supplier guidance document, and a pre-audit guideline which details specific requirements for our suppliers and their facilities. This supports their ability to meet our expectations and drive this throughout their own supply chain.”
Supplier Workplace Accountability, McDonald’s Corporation
PROMOTING POSITIVE WORKPLACES
AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
In 2016, the Company will continue to provide even more training for suppliers, and reinforce the need for foundational systems. We will also provide suppliers with translated versions of the Supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire, Self-Assessment Summary and Supplier Guidance Document in 25 languages.