100% of the palm oil used in McDonald’s restaurants and as an ingredient in McDonald’s products supported the production of sustainable palm oil and deforestation-free supply chains in 2020. We estimate this is equal to over 60,000 acres of palm oil production meeting our criteria in 2020, an area larger than 485,000 McDonald’s restaurants side-by-side, which is 12 times the number of actual McDonald’s restaurants globally.
We are committed to increasing traceability for palm oil used in the McDonald’s System. Our palm oil supply has been RSPO-certified since 2017 through either physical certification or credits. In 2020, 78% of our palm oil globally was physically certified (RSPO Indentity Preserved, Segregated and Mass Balance), increasing from 71% in 2019. Additionally, 93% of products using the largest amounts of palm oil in the McDonald’s System (restaurant and parfry oils) were RSPO physically certified.
By RSPO Supply Chain Model:
- 78% Physical RSPO Certified
- 71% Mass Balance
- 7% Segregated
- 0.1% Identity Preserved
- 22% Book and Claim Credits
Learn more about our commitment on the Conserving Forests page.