What does your role at McDonald’s entail and what goals are you working to achieve?
Every day at McDonald’s, we serve almost 1% of the world’s population across nearly 40,000 restaurants worldwide. This means working with a vast and diverse network of suppliers, farmers, franchisees and employees to fulfill our purpose to feed and foster communities.
As Chief Sustainability Officer, I lead the team that coordinates McDonald’s environmental, social and community impact commitments. These commitments touch every part of the business—from our food and packaging supply chain to our restaurants, customers, and community engagements. My team also oversees human rights, employee volunteerism, corporate giving and our annual ESG reporting.
Our environmental goals include packaging and recycling commitments that are visible and important to our customers, a commitment to eliminate deforestation and other important sustainability criteria as we source key ingredients, and science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive climate resiliency.
Being a brand that serves millions of families every day, we have social and community impact goals to make more balanced meals accessible through our Happy Meals. We’re also working to reduce barriers to employment for 2 million young people in the coming years.
As you’d expect, to achieve these goals, we work with a range of partners both internally and externally, including a long-standing collaboration with WWF, prioritizing actions in areas where we can collectively drive impact at scale.