Our Approach & Progress

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Reporting on Our Progress

This section of our website – Our Purpose & Impact – acts as the primary platform for our foundational approach, strategies and policies over each of our priority environmental and social issues, alongside recent progress highlights. In addition to our overall approach to issues, our goals and performance work in tandem to drive transformation across our four Impact Areas – the topics we know matter most to our stakeholders – helping us stay accountable for realizing our purpose and driving meaningful impact.

For a comprehensive view of our latest progress and actions against our goals, please see our 2022–2023 Purpose & Impact Report (PDF – 7 MB) or our Goal Performance & Reporting web page.

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Our Approach

Explore how we manage our impact strategy and govern our priority environmental and social issues.

Against the backdrop of a continually changing external landscape, we engage with key stakeholder groups on environmental and social issues where we believe McDonald’s can have the greatest impact.


We are a trusted brand around the world, delivering on that trust every day by being resilient and agile in the face of challenging circumstances beyond our control.

Our work across each of our Impact Areas contributes important progress toward the multi-stakeholder agenda for sustainable development around the world.


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