- <h2>Planet Positive<br /> </h2>
As well as working towards our net zero emissions ambition for 2040, we’re also committed to protecting and restoring nature, from towns to countryside, and rivers to forests.
They’re big ambitions, but we know that we can get there by innovating with our brilliant partners. Supporting Irish and British farmers to work with nature, including improving soil health and increasing biodiversity, is one way for us to cut our carbon footprint. Plus it’s good for wildlife and for all of us.
Our commitment and goals
We will aim to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across our entire business and value chain to have a positive impact on climate.
Our ambition is to achieve net zero emissions in Ireland and the UK from farms to restaurants, by 2040. It means addressing all the ways we impact the climate, and working in our own business and with our suppliers, farmers and customers to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
We are developing a roadmap for getting there. Our first milestone will be to reach net zero emissions in our own restaurants and offices by 2030.
We’ll achieve this by reducing our emissions through how we build and power our restaurants, as well as how we reduce and recycle our waste.
We will also continue to collaborate with our suppliers and other retailers on wider impacts across our full business and value chain, in line with the latest science, to reach net zero emissions by 2040.
Our commitment and goals
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.
We will be guided by science in order to protect and restore natural resources, and help regenerate biodiversity through projects within and beyond our supply chain.
We’re already working in partnership with farmers to improve soil health. Soil is the foundation of most of our food and healthy soils also store more carbon. Our investment in new technologies and research also extends to how farmers can optimise the amount of water they use.
The launch of our nature positive programme next year will take nature-based projects and innovations to as big an audience as possible, bringing us all a little closer to 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.