December 8, 2021

A Look at How Our Global DEI Strategy has Come to Life in 2021

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Inclusion has always been central to who we are. Our founders built McDonald’s to be a place of opportunity—where owner/operators could build successful businesses, employees could launch rewarding careers, suppliers could find their goods on tables around the world, and anyone, anywhere, could get a delicious meal and a reliably great experience. We recognize our important responsibility to act, and we’re on a journey to use our scale and influence to create equitable opportunity in every community we serve.
 

Today, we’re doing this across all three legs of the stool:

CORPORATE
Pairing Allyship with Accountability 

In February 2021, we disclosed our corporate employee representation and EEO-1 data for the first time, and set aggressive targets to increase representation of women and historically underrepresented groups in leadership.

We are holding ourselves accountable with measurable goals. We’ll track our progress, be transparent about it, and use it to evaluate our effectiveness - just like we would with sales figures or an earnings statement. 

 

SUPPLIERS
Extending a Hand to Our Suppliers

In July 2021, we extended our impact through our value chain by inviting our suppliers to join our Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (MCDEI).

We have asked every U.S. supplier to take our Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pledge. What does it mean? Suppliers will commit to implementing a DEI strategy, increasing overall representation, investing in innovation, and creating a process for accountability.

 

FRANCHISEES
Addressing Barriers to Ownership 

Now, we’re rolling out a franchisee recruitment initiative to help increase the number of new franchisees from all backgrounds, including historically underrepresented groups, in McDonald’s operated markets around the world. 

We cannot let economic or other barriers stand in the way of bringing the best talent into the System. We’ll expand the number of new franchisees around the world through efforts in three areas: recruitment, financing, and ongoing learning and development.

 

CORPORATE
Pairing Allyship with Accountability 

In February 2021, we disclosed our corporate employee representation and EEO-1 data for the first time, and set aggressive targets to increase representation of women and historically underrepresented groups in leadership.

We are holding ourselves accountable with measurable goals. We’ll track our progress, be transparent about it, and use it to evaluate our effectiveness - just like we would with sales figures or an earnings statement. 

 

SUPPLIERS
Extending a Hand to Our Suppliers

In July 2021, we extended our impact through our value chain by inviting our suppliers to join our Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (MCDEI).

We have asked every U.S. supplier to take our Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion pledge. What does it mean? Suppliers will commit to implementing a DEI strategy, increasing overall representation, investing in innovation, and creating a process for accountability.

 

FRANCHISEES
Addressing Barriers to Ownership 

Now, we’re rolling out a franchisee recruitment initiative to help increase the number of new franchisees from all backgrounds, including historically underrepresented groups, in McDonald’s operated markets around the world. 

We cannot let economic or other barriers stand in the way of bringing the best talent into the System. We’ll expand the number of new franchisees around the world through efforts in three areas: recruitment, financing, and ongoing learning and development.

 

Diversity Snapshot

As we re-imagine our global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) commitment, we identified an opportunity to evolve our data collection processes across the organization to further support our DEI strategy. Since 2020, we have made progress and continue to enhance our processes for collecting data and reporting. 

As the Company continues its journey of accountability and transparency, we're publishing our data on employee, Board and Franchisee representation and supplier diversity through a Diversity Snapshot. We know our actions are even more powerful when they are underpinned by clearly measuring and transparently reporting our progress, which is why we plan to publish this data annually and continue to enhance our data collection processes.

Image taken from PDF of DEI snapshot