Governance Resources

Corporate Governance Fact Sheet

  Size of Board

12

  Number of Independent Directors

11

  Annual Review of Independence of Board

Yes

  Separate Chairman and CEO

Yes

  Independent Chairman

Yes

  Charters for Board Committees

Yes

  Independent Audit & Finance Committee

Yes

  Number of Financial Experts on Audit & Finance Committee

4

  Independent Governance Committee

Yes

  Independent Compensation Committee

Yes

  Compensation Consultant Independence Policy

Yes

  Independent Directors Hold Meetings Without Management Present

Yes

  Annual Board Elections

Yes

  Directors Elected by the Vote of a Majority of Votes Cast in Uncontested Elections

Yes

  Annual Board and Committee Evaluations

Yes

  Annual Individual Director Evaluations

Yes

  Director Stock Ownership and Holding Requirements

Yes

  Executive Stock Ownership and Holding Requirements

Yes

  Corporate Governance Guidelines Approved by Board

Yes

  Charter Poison Pill

No

  Corporate Compliance Program

Yes

  Standards of Business Conduct (which includes special provisions for finance professionals)

Yes

  Board Orientation and Education Program

Yes

  Proxy Access Bylaws

Yes

 

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Corporate Governance Fact Sheet

  Size of Board

12

  Number of Independent Directors

11

  Annual Review of Independence of Board

Yes

  Separate Chairman and CEO

Yes

  Independent Chairman

Yes

  Charters for Board Committees

Yes

  Independent Audit & Finance Committee

Yes

  Number of Financial Experts on Audit & Finance Committee

4

  Independent Governance Committee

Yes

  Independent Compensation Committee

Yes

  Compensation Consultant Independence Policy

Yes

  Independent Directors Hold Meetings Without Management Present

Yes

  Annual Board Elections

Yes

  Directors Elected by the Vote of a Majority of Votes Cast in Uncontested Elections

Yes

  Annual Board and Committee Evaluations

Yes

  Annual Individual Director Evaluations

Yes

  Director Stock Ownership and Holding Requirements

Yes

  Executive Stock Ownership and Holding Requirements

Yes

  Corporate Governance Guidelines Approved by Board

Yes

  Charter Poison Pill

No

  Corporate Compliance Program

Yes

  Standards of Business Conduct (which includes special provisions for finance professionals)

Yes

  Board Orientation and Education Program

Yes

  Proxy Access Bylaws

Yes

 

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Standards of Business Conduct

McDonald's is committed to conducting business ethically and in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law. This commitment is reflected in McDonald's Values. Inherent in each value is our commitment to be ethical, truthful and dependable and this is reflected through our Standards of Business Conduct which serves as a guide to making good decisions and conducting business ethically.


Each year McDonald's employees certify that they have read and will abide by our Standards of Business Conduct. Employees also complete regular training on the Standards, anti-bribery laws, and various other laws, regulations and company-specific policies. In addition, McDonald's and its employees in all countries must comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). To ensure compliance, McDonald's has adopted a Global Anti-Corruption Policy, which contains guidance for employees on all applicable anti-bribery laws, including the FCPA. In general, the FCPA prohibits improper payments to government officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business or improperly influencing government action. The anti-bribery prohibition applies to corrupt payments made directly or indirectly, through a third party. In addition to the FCPA, the Global Anti-Corruption Policy requires compliance with anti-bribery laws in other parts of the world, such as the UK Bribery Act, which have international jurisdiction and prohibit the giving of bribes to any government official as well as private entities and individuals. Employees in McDonald's international offices complete an annual certification of compliance with their local version of the Standards and complete annual anti-bribery training. McDonald's Global Compliance Office monitors and enforces the company's policies prohibiting money laundering, bribery and doing business with terrorist groups, as directed by the US Patriot Act, the FCPA and Executive Order 13224.

 

Codes of Conduct Resources

July 2019

Director Code of Conduct - PDF 80kb

 

December 2019

Business Integrity International Contact Numbers - PDF 120kb

 

November 2012

Supplier Code of Conduct - PDF 1.4mb

 

Codes of Conduct By Market

December 2019

Australia & New Zealand Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Austria Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Belgium Code of Conduct - Dutch - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Belgium Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Canada Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Canada Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Czech Republic Code of Conduct - Czech - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

France Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Germany Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Hungary Code of Conduct - Hungarian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Italy Code of Conduct - Italian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Korea Code of Conduct - Korean - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Netherlands Code of Conduct - Dutch - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Poland Code of Conduct - Polish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Portugal Code of Conduct - Portuguese - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Russia Code of Conduct - Russian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Singapore Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Slovakia Code of Conduct - Slovak - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Spain Code of Conduct - Spanish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Switzerland Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Switzerland Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United Kingdom Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United States Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United States Code of Conduct - Spanish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Ukraine Code of Conduct - Ukrainian - PDF 3.5mb

 

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Standards of Business Conduct

McDonald's is committed to conducting business ethically and in compliance with the letter and spirit of the law. This commitment is reflected in McDonald's Values. Inherent in each value is our commitment to be ethical, truthful and dependable and this is reflected through our Standards of Business Conduct which serves as a guide to making good decisions and conducting business ethically.


Each year McDonald's employees certify that they have read and will abide by our Standards of Business Conduct. Employees also complete regular training on the Standards, anti-bribery laws, and various other laws, regulations and company-specific policies. In addition, McDonald's and its employees in all countries must comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). To ensure compliance, McDonald's has adopted a Global Anti-Corruption Policy, which contains guidance for employees on all applicable anti-bribery laws, including the FCPA. In general, the FCPA prohibits improper payments to government officials for the purpose of obtaining or keeping business or improperly influencing government action. The anti-bribery prohibition applies to corrupt payments made directly or indirectly, through a third party. In addition to the FCPA, the Global Anti-Corruption Policy requires compliance with anti-bribery laws in other parts of the world, such as the UK Bribery Act, which have international jurisdiction and prohibit the giving of bribes to any government official as well as private entities and individuals. Employees in McDonald's international offices complete an annual certification of compliance with their local version of the Standards and complete annual anti-bribery training. McDonald's Global Compliance Office monitors and enforces the company's policies prohibiting money laundering, bribery and doing business with terrorist groups, as directed by the US Patriot Act, the FCPA and Executive Order 13224.

 

Codes of Conduct Resources

July 2019

Director Code of Conduct - PDF 80kb

 

December 2019

Business Integrity International Contact Numbers - PDF 120kb

 

November 2012

Supplier Code of Conduct - PDF 1.4mb

 

Codes of Conduct By Market

December 2019

Australia & New Zealand Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Austria Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Belgium Code of Conduct - Dutch - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Belgium Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Canada Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Canada Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Czech Republic Code of Conduct - Czech - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

France Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Germany Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Hungary Code of Conduct - Hungarian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Italy Code of Conduct - Italian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Korea Code of Conduct - Korean - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Netherlands Code of Conduct - Dutch - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Poland Code of Conduct - Polish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Portugal Code of Conduct - Portuguese - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Russia Code of Conduct - Russian - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Singapore Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Slovakia Code of Conduct - Slovak - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Spain Code of Conduct - Spanish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Switzerland Code of Conduct - French - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Switzerland Code of Conduct - German - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United Kingdom Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United States Code of Conduct - English - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

United States Code of Conduct - Spanish - PDF 3.5mb

 

December 2019

Ukraine Code of Conduct - Ukrainian - PDF 3.5mb

 

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Human Rights Policy

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.

 

Human Rights Policy Resources

2014

Human Rights Report - PDF 143kb

 

Human Rights Policies by Market

2020

Canada Human Rights Policy - French - PDF 212kb

 

2020

Czech Republic Human Rights Policy - Czech - PDF 214kb

 

2020

France Human Rights Policy - French - PDF 210kb

 

2020

Germany Human Rights Policy - German - PDF 211kb

 

2020

Italy Human Rights Policy - Italian - PDF 207kb

 

2020

Latin America Human Rights Policy - Spanish - PDF 209kb

 

2020

Netherlands Human Rights Policy - Dutch - PDF 208kb

 

2020

Poland Human Rights Policy - Polish - PDF 212kb

 

2020

Portugal Human Rights Policy - Portuguese - PDF 215kb

 

2020

Russia Human Rights Policy - Russian - PDF 388kb

 

2020

Slovakia Human Rights Policy - Slovak - PDF 214kb

 

2020

Spain Human Rights Policy - Spanish - PDF 210kb

 

2020

Switzerland Human Rights Policy - German - PDF 217kb

 

2020

Ukraine Human Rights Policy - Ukrainian - PDF 386kb

 

2020

United States Human Rights Policy - English - PDF 221kb

 

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Human Rights Policy

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.

 

Human Rights Policy Resources

2014

Human Rights Report - PDF 143kb

 

Human Rights Policies by Market

2020

Canada Human Rights Policy - French - PDF 212kb

 

2020

Czech Republic Human Rights Policy - Czech - PDF 214kb

 

2020

France Human Rights Policy - French - PDF 210kb

 

2020

Germany Human Rights Policy - German - PDF 211kb

 

2020

Italy Human Rights Policy - Italian - PDF 207kb

 

2020

Latin America Human Rights Policy - Spanish - PDF 209kb

 

2020

Netherlands Human Rights Policy - Dutch - PDF 208kb

 

2020

Poland Human Rights Policy - Polish - PDF 212kb

 

2020

Portugal Human Rights Policy - Portuguese - PDF 215kb

 

2020

Russia Human Rights Policy - Russian - PDF 388kb

 

2020

Slovakia Human Rights Policy - Slovak - PDF 214kb

 

2020

Spain Human Rights Policy - Spanish - PDF 210kb

 

2020

Switzerland Human Rights Policy - German - PDF 217kb

 

2020

Ukraine Human Rights Policy - Ukrainian - PDF 386kb

 

2020

United States Human Rights Policy - English - PDF 221kb

 

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