McDonald’s at the forefront of sustainability in Taiwan’s food industry

By Duncan DeAeth
ESG Business Today
September 1, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

In recent years, McDonald’s Taiwan, as a major player in the local food industry, has shown leadership and commitment to lowering carbon emissions and pursuing sustainable development goals. …McDonald’s has operated in Taiwan for nearly 40 years. It now has more than 400 business locations and employs over 20,000 people across the country. As the awareness and concern over sustainability in the food industry has grown, McDonald’s has been at the forefront of change and innovation, taking its corporate responsibilities seriously. McDonald’s was the first major corporation in the Asia-Pacific region to receive full certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in 2017 for its sustainable paper packaging sourced from responsibly managed forests. Since 2018, McDonald’s has done away with the plastic caps for its popular McFlurry ice cream desserts. It also replaced the plastic spoons with wooden stirring utensils and began replacing plastic containers for salads and drink trays with paper products.

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