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20+ Years of Collaboration, Alliances, and Partnerships with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for Sustainability

November 2010 marked the 20th anniversary of a groundbreaking partnership between McDonald’s and the Environmental Defense Fund. We collaborated in 1990 to create a Waste Reduction Action Plan for the U.S. that eventually eliminated 300 million pounds of packaging waste. It was the first partnership between an environmental group and a Fortune 500 company at a time when environmental and business interests were typically not aligned. It also provided a model that McDonald’s has used with more than 40 other initiatives over the last 20 years to address a wide range of social and environmental issues. Take a look at Collaborating for Progress: Two Decades of Sustainable Success timeline to learn more.