“McDonald’s has announced its first targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, claiming it will “prevent 150 million metric tons of emissions by 2030.” That’s a 36% reduction compared with the restaurant chain’s 2015 emissions.
McDonald’s plan has been approved under the Science Based Target Initiative, which was set up to help companies set goals to support the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The burger firm says it will be able to meet its targets while continuing to grow it business, by taking a range of actions. McDonald’s (MCD, +0.85%) will switch its franchisees’ outlets to LED lighting, make their kitchen equipment more energy-efficient, and step up its sustainable packaging and recycling efforts.”
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