More than anything, McDonald’s employees contribute to the company’s success. They are also a key factor when it comes to applying best environmental practices.
In Spain, all McDonald’s employees receive a basic environmental training module when they start working at a restaurant. In addition, there is advanced training for environment coordinators, a position found in all restaurants. Each environment coordinator takes care of all the environmental issues associated with each restaurant. They compile all environmental records and provide environmental training to new staff members.
Environment training ensures that all members of restaurant staff know about McDonald’s environmental policies and are aware of the best practices the company follows. For its outstanding initiatives in all areas of business, McDonald’s Spain received the 2010 Sustainability Award at XII Environment Awards, a prestigious Spanish environmental awards competition, organized by the Spanish law firm Garrigues, the Spanish economic newspaper Expansion, and Wolters Kluwers.