McDonald’s sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 36 percent

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In Illinois, McDonald’s announced it will partner with franchisees and suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to McDonald’s restaurants and offices by 36 percent by 2030 from a 2015 base year in a new strategy to address global climate change.

“To create a better future for our planet, we must all get involved.  McDonald’s is doing its part by setting this ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to address the challenge of global climate change,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s President and CEO, who announced the plan in a video released by the company. “To meet this goal, we will source our food responsibly, promote renewable energy and use it efficiently, and reduce waste and increase recycling.”

McDonald’s expects to prevent 150 million metric tons of GHG emissions from being released into the atmosphere by 2030; the equivalent of taking 32 million cars off the road for a year.