This week McDonald’s Corporation was one of 81 companies in the U.S joining the “American Business Act on Climate” pledge, in a bid to introduce sustainability to their business plan.
As a new initiative introduced by the White House, this climate change pledge involves introducing eco-friendly packaging on all McDonald’s products, driving improvements in forest management by sourcing certified or recycled fiber.
Other changes that will be implemented by 2020 include purchasing sustainable beef from verified sustainable sources, eliminating deforestation by focusing on fibre-based packaging, and incorporating verified palm oil, soy and coffee. The fast food company’s press releases stated;
“Our pledge to this effort brings together McDonald’s sustainability goals insupport of a low-carbon, sustainable future. It highlights our aspirations to source all food & packaging sustainably & to design & operate the most environmentally efficient McDonald’s restaurants.”
To find out more, follow the hashtag #ActOnClimate.