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McDonald's Franchisee Plans Sustainable Sourcing for Packaging, Palm Oil, Fish

The world's largest McDonald's franchisee, Arcos Dorados, recently said in a sustainability report that its large footprint across Latin America and the Caribbean means that it must "take a leadership role" in terms of implementing programs that will improve its environmental impact.

The company said, for example, that "many" of its products are sustainably sourced, including all of its coffee and fish in Brazil. By 2020, Arcos Dorados says it will sustainably source all of its packaging, coffee, palm oil and fish. *

The franchisee has also implemented a program in its seven largest markets in which water condensation from air conditioners is repurposed for other uses in order to reduce the total water usage of its restaurants.

Arcos Dorados says it is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Recently, Arcos Dorados announced that it will be requesting information from its key suppliers on how they are managing the risks linked to deforestation. The company joined McDonald’s and L’Oreal on the CDP’s supply chain disclosure platform, a group which is combining the purchasing power of its members to achieve deforestation-free commodity supply chains.

Deforestation is responsible for 10 to 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to CDP.

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The company said, for example, that "many" of its products are sustainably sourced, including all of its coffee and fish in Brazil. By 2020, Arcos Dorados says it will sustainably source all of its packaging, coffee, palm oil and fish. *

The franchisee has also implemented a program in its seven largest markets in which water condensation from air conditioners is repurposed for other uses in order to reduce the total water usage of its restaurants.

Arcos Dorados says it is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Recently, Arcos Dorados announced that it will be requesting information from its key suppliers on how they are managing the risks linked to deforestation. The company joined McDonald’s and L’Oreal on the CDP’s supply chain disclosure platform, a group which is combining the purchasing power of its members to achieve deforestation-free commodity supply chains.

Deforestation is responsible for 10 to 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to CDP.

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