Largest McDonald’s franchisee makes sustainability pledge

The largest global McDonald’s franchise, Arcos Dorados, recently committed to sourcing all of its seafood sustainably by 2020.

The franchisee, which operates in Latin America and the Caribbean, said in a new sustainability report that many of its products are already sustainably sourced, including all of its fish from Brazil, according to Environmental Leader.

Arcos Dorados said that its large footprint – it operates more than 2,100 McDonald’s restaurants with around 90,000 employees – means that it must “take a leadership role” in improving environmental impact.

The pledge is part of the company’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainability Development Goals.


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