"The basis for our entire business is that we are ethical, truthful and dependable. It takes time to build a reputation. We are not promoters. We are business people with a solid, permanent, constructive ethical program that will be in style years from now even more than it is today." - Ray Kroc, 1958
McDonald’s success is built on a foundation of personal and professional integrity. Hundreds of millions of people around the world trust McDonald’s. We earn that trust everyday by serving safe food, respecting our customers and employees and delivering outstanding Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value (QSC&V). We build on this trust by being ethical, truthful and dependable. In short, what Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corporation said more than 50 years ago was right.
McDonald’s Board of Directors is entrusted with and responsible for the oversight of McDonald’s Corporation in an honest, fair, diligent and ethical manner. The Board has long believed that good corporate governance is critical to fulfilling the Company’s obligation to shareholders. We have and will continue to strive to be a leader in this area. This section of McDonald’s website contains detailed information about McDonald’s governance practices.
McDonald’s Board believes that good governance is a journey, not a destination. Accordingly, we are committed to reviewing our governance principles at least annually with a view to continuous improvement. One thing that will not change, however, is our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the McDonald’s System in all its dealings with stakeholders.