McDonald’s Italy is exploring sustainable solutions across all functions in a new restaurant.
In Lainate, the McDonald’s Italy team opened a restaurant they consider to be a green lab for construction and equipment, as well as human resources and operations. The store was constructed and equipped with the latest generation of energy-efficient technologies and alternative energy sources, ranging from photovoltaic installation of a tri-generation energy plant to an energy management system and LED lighting. The new store offers the opportunity to test sustainable solutions and select the best options for future application in other Italian stores. The Lainate team is exploring operations policies for waste separation, anti-littering and energy control, along with new ways to train and engage staff.
It is estimated that in Lainate, emissions and energy consumption will be reduced by 15 percent, and the amount of energy from renewable sources will be increased by 15 percent. The experience gained will be shared to help make future Italian stores more sustainable.