Our approach to the environment is evolving with the changing needs for environmental sensitivity. The 3R’s – reduce, re-use, recycle have always been a part of our approach to helping the environment but we know there’s more to it than that. That’s why McDonald’s Corporation globally are teaming up with key environmental organisations to integrate environmental sustainability into all our business practices.
Our key environmental objectives are to:
We’re committed to making a difference by putting our environmental objectives into action. Our environmental efforts are focused on four key areas where we know we can make the most impact.
We’re implementing innovative new strategies to reduce the energy consumption in our restaurants across New Zealand.
We’re taking action to make sure all our materials and products are managed to minimise their environmental impact.
We’re encouraging and supporting our suppliers to reduce production waste and raw material usage, and to increase the use of recycled and biodegradable materials.
We’re involved in corporate environmental sustainability through our involvement in a range of key environmental initiatives and programs.
New Zealand Packaging Accord
McDonald’s is a signatory to the New Zealand Packaging Accord, which is a voluntary initiative developed in 2004 to help reduce wasteful packaging. McDonald’s focus is around recycling packaging, reducing unnecessary packaging, waste minimisation and litter.
Our freshly ground coffee doesn't just taste great, it's making a difference as well. Every 100% Arabica coffee bean we grind at McCafé® is sourced only from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms in Brazil, Colombia and Costa Rica that meet the strict environmental and social standards set by the Rainforest Alliance.
The Rainforest Alliance seal guarantees that your coffee was grown on a farm where the environment is protected and workers are given access to better pay, education and medical care. It also means your McCafé® coffee is delivered with the same quality and flavour that you love.