The employees of McDonald’s UK have a well-designed and fun place to meet online: Our Lounge. Our Lounge, the restaurant-level staff website, provides employees all the information they are looking for, including best environmental practices.
To encourage better environmental practices, McDonald’s UK dedicated a section of its Our Lounge employee website to the environment. Here, the employees can play an environment-oriented game, visit the Green Shop to purchase green items such as energy-saving light bulbs at reduced prices, and “visit” an interactive restaurant or private home to see environmental best practices. Of course, they can also learn about McDonald’s UK’s many environmental activities.
The environment section on Our Lounge offers a fun way to learn about environmental best practices that can be applied in the restaurant, as well as at home. It is an innovative addition to the regular environmental training part of the company’s apprenticeship modules.
Since the concept proved to be so successful, it is now being introduced to all Northern Division markets.
“We believe that employee engagement on environment is critically important. If we can
inform our employees about the differences they can make, they will export good practices to
friends, family and even future employers. We see tools like our interactive house and restaurant on Our Lounge as simple but effective ways of giving them tips that can help us all to reduce our environmental impact at work and at home.”
Head of Environment