Customers interested in a behind-the-scenes look into the sourcing of their favorite McDonald’s foods can learn more about recent innovations in 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply. This collection of global sustainability initiatives illustrates the impact of McDonald’s suppliers in diverse communities around the world.
Supply chain achievements spanned diverse areas including meeting zero waste-to-landfill targets, taking the plastic out of plastic bottles, teaching orphans how to raise chickens, helping employees attain further education, and more.
“One of our core values is taking seriously the responsibilities that come with being a leader, and using our size, scope and resources to help make the world a better place. Nowhere is that commitment more evident than in our supply chain,” said Jose Armario, executive vice president, McDonald’s Global Supply Chain, Development & Franchising.
This year, over 400 best practices were submitted for consideration, with 51 selected as “Best of Sustainable Supply” by McDonald’s executives and external subject matter experts, such as Conservation International and the Food Animal Initiative.
“The majority of any given company’s social and environmental impacts are in its supply chain. It’s encouraging to see McDonald’s and their suppliers taking their role as part of the solution so seriously,” said Sonal Pandya-Dalal, Conservation International, senior advisor, Corporate Leadership Strategies, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business.
"McDonald's Best of Sustainable Supply recognizes the importance, and thereby encourages, the development of sustainable initiatives within the supply chain,” said Roland Bonney, director of Food Animal Initiative.
The “Best of Sustainable Supply” provides 51 “best of the best” examples of ways that McDonald’s suppliers are creating positive environmental, ethical, and economic outcomes. McDonald’s honors this exclusive list of suppliers to celebrate their innovative spirit and measurable results.
Learn more about the Best of the Best in our global supply chain: