Respecting Human Rights
Fostering safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces, wherever we do business, has been integral to the Company for over 60 years and we will continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards. We take seriously our responsibility to act with due diligence to avoid infringing on the rights of others and to address any impact on human rights if they occur.
At McDonald’s, we conduct our activities in a manner that respects human rights as set out in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Our commitment to respect human rights is defined in our Human Rights Policy, which applies to McDonald’s Corporation and our wholly-owned subsidiaries worldwide.
Our Policy is guided by internationally recognized standards, including the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Bill of Human Rights, and the principles set out in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Where the Company may impact the human rights of particularly vulnerable groups, such as migrant laborers, indigenous peoples, women, or children, we are also guided by other international standards that elaborate on their rights.
To learn more, please visit McDonald’s Human Rights page.