Today, McDonald’s announced its global “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners and four out of the eleven category winners were from Europe (see details below). The winners were announced in a global report highlighting how suppliers have achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places around the world. McDonald’s leadership and industry experts recognized accomplishments across eight platforms: Climate Change and Energy; Water; Waste; Land and Biodiversity; Human Health and Welfare; Animal Health and Welfare; Community Impact and Economics. From nearly 600 submissions received, 51 projects are featured in this year’s Best of Sustainable Supply report and 11 were recognised as category winners.
“At McDonald’s Europe, we recognize that all our suppliers play a vital role in helping us to continuously improve our supply chain sustainability and performance. We are very proud that so many case studies from European suppliers were selected for the Best of Sustainable Supply finals, four of which won their categories. These are suppliers whose commitment, innovation and passion for our business really sets them apart. We believe that by working closely together we can make a real difference and it’s fantastic to be able to recognize the achievements of suppliers that are demonstrating sustainability leadership across Europe.”
To access the full “Best of Sustainable Supply” report and to see the complete list of finalists and winners,
Climate Change & Energy
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Dawn Meats Ireland
Boosting revenues in Irish Beef Farming
Land (includes fisheries)
Research & development of innovative trawling equipment to preserve marine biodiversity
Animal Health & Welfare
Improving dairy cow welfare through collaboration and knowledge transfer
Notes to Editors
About McDonald’s Europe
McDonald’s is Europe’s leading foodservice retailer with more than 7,600 restaurants in 38 markets serving over 15 million customers a day. 73% of McDonald’s restaurants in Europe are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. Together with our franchisees, we employ more than 425,000 people in Europe. For more information, please visit our website at www.mcdpressoffice.eu.