Imagine the impact if around 1,400 restaurants, 130,000 crew, over 23,000 British and Irish farmers and 4 million daily customers change a little. Together we can change a lot.

Why Now?

We’ve been proudly serving communities across the UK and Ireland since 1974. But this moment in time requires us to accelerate our ambition – and work even harder to look after each other and our planet. That means not just keeping pace with change, but leading the change, and playing our part in bringing a more sustainable, fairer future within closer reach for everyone.

So, we’ve set ourselves a challenge to lead this change across four key areas, while continuing to serve our communities. Our aims include achieving net zero emissions across our entire business and value chain by 2040.

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Planet Positive

Taking action on climate and nature

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Great Food

Working on sustainable sourcing and more balanced choices

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Great Restaurants

Net zero and closing the loop on waste

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People Positive

Building skills, jobs and opportunities

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Serving our Communities

Stepping up for families and young people

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Our long-term goals in full

See the details behind our Plan

Leading the change

“It’s more vital than ever that we help lead positive change right across our business, from farms to front counter.

" Paul Pomroy", CEO UK & Ireland

Building restaurants for the future

Find out more about the sustainable innovations built into our new UK industry net zero emissions standard restaurant.

How it all adds up

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Planet Positive

Setting out our roadmap for net zero emissions.

Working with British and Irish farmers to protect nature and livelihoods through our Farm Forward Programme.

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Great Food

Developing a Plan for Change Scorecard to guide our ethical and sustainable sourcing decisions.

Launching our Nutrition Innovation Council to develop more balanced options that taste delicious.

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Great Restaurants

Creating a blueprint for UK industry net zero emissions standard restaurants

Transforming our packaging so waste becomes a thing of the past

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People Positive

Helping one million people gain new skills or jobs.

Championing underrepresented groups from restaurants to boardroom.

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Serving Our Communities

Stepping up for families through Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) UK.

Partnering with Children in Need for better futures for young people.

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Getting clear on climate

Find out how we’re helping farmers and customers get under the skin of sustainability with our two separate guides.

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