McDonald’s strives to provide workplaces that are aligned with the company’s sustainability goals and demonstrate environmental stewardship in the workplace. Greener office facilities lead to reduced resource and landfill waste, save on building operating costs and enhance employee pride and satisfaction.
In 2009, McDonald’s implemented a comprehensive sustainability program at the home office. This program consisted of 11 specific work threads and related metrics to support a workplace sustainability scorecard that is tracked on a quarterly basis.
2011 Highlights include:
- The Corporate Office Building, Hamburger University (HU), and the McDonald’s USA’s Plaza building all received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR label;
- LEED® certification was awarded to USA’s Plaza building (Gold) and HU (Silver);
- 68 percent of home office waste was diverted through operational enhancements and increased employee education. This has helped to control disposal costs, benefited the environment and supported several local community agencies; and
- 97 percent of the respondents to the annual workplace survey indicated they were satisfied with efforts to green the workplace.