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Founded in 1940, McDonald’s is one of the world’s largest restaurants brands, with over 39,000 locations in more than 100 countries serving more than 65 million customers daily. Of those locations, 93% are franchised. McDonald’s sources a range of commodities such as beef, chicken, fish, coffee and palm oil for use in its restaurants, the menus in which consist primarily of burgers, chicken and coffee.

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Governance and strategy

#1 5.0 / 10 #88


#1 11.3 / 30 #62


#1 6.3 / 30 #82

Social inclusion

#1 10.6 / 30 #57
Segment Rank
Restaurants and food service #2

Segment ranking summary

McDonalds ranks second in the restaurants and food service segment. While it outperforms most of its peers in the segment, companies in this segment have an overall weaker performance in the benchmark compared to companies in other segments. Nevertheless, the company performs best in the environment measurement area, including above-average performance on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and protecting terrestrial biodiversity as well as plastic use and packaging waste. In terms of other mature indicators, like those surrounding human rights and working conditions as well as nutrition indicators, the company is lagging.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

More about the company

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Publicly listed
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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