How we’ll achieve it

We’re challenging ourselves to lead change across four key areas: Planet, People, Restaurants and Food. That means aiming to achieve net zero emissions across our entire business and value chain. Championing great people, whatever their background. And sourcing quality, sustainable ingredients that provide healthier and tastier options. All served in restaurants that are built for the future closing the loop on waste.

We’ve set out goals in each of our focus areas to help guide our actions. We will measure and share our progress against these because we know how important it is for us to deliver and to be clear on how we are doing – as every change we make, adds up to a lot.

Our Plan on a page

Download a PDF of our Plan for Change.

Our Plan on a page

Download a PDF of our Plan for Change.

Net zero standards and definitions

Take a look at the technical standards and definitions for net zero

Net zero standards and definitions

Take a look at the technical standards and definitions for net zero

Our Plan for Change definitions

Find out more about what we mean by some of the language in our Plan.

Our Plan for Change definitions

Find out more about what we mean by some of the language in our Plan.

The detail behind our Plan

All our commitments and goals in one place.

 

Planet Positive 

Climate positive

We will aim to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across our entire business and value chain to have a positive impact on climate

Nature positive

We will lead the way in championing sustainable practices and harnessing innovation, to protect forests and promote soil health, biodiversity and water management to have a positive impact on nature.

* Product scope includes soy sourced for feed of livestock used in McDonald's products. It also includes soy used directly as an ingredient in McDonald's products.

Find out more at our Planet Positive page 

Great Food

Sustainable sourcing

We will source quality ingredients produced by progressive farmers to leading animal welfare and environmental standards.

 

Delivering more choice

We will lead by helping customers make healthier choices that don’t compromise on taste, convenience or price. 

 

Find out more at our Great Food page 

Great Restaurants 

Net zero standard restaurants

We will aim to transition all our restaurants to a UK industry net zero emissions standard from construction to use.

Find out more about how we define the term 'Net zero standard' and 'Climate net zero'.

Closing the loop on waste

We will create a circular system where our packaging and waste has a second life.

 

*annual reduction compared to 2020

Find out more at our Great Restaurants page.

People Positive

Opening doors to jobs

We will help our communities gain new skills and open doors through training, work experience and equal employment opportunities.

By 2030

Help one million people gain new skills and open doors to jobs.

By 2030

Help one million people gain new skills and open doors to jobs.

Inclusive and diverse

From our senior leaders to our restaurant teams, we will reflect the diverse communities we are part of and stand up for individuality and equality.

 

Find out more at our People Positive page.

Other key reports and policies