We’re always working to become more sustainable
McDonald’s lives and operates by its values of Responsible Leadership, Inclusiveness, Progressiveness, and Local Integration.
Globally, McDonald’s is committed to using its scale for good: good for people, for our industry, and for the planet. From simplifying ingredients to being nutritionally mindful, from reducing our waste impact to advancing the industry on sustainable and humane sourcing, from being a good employer for millions, to giving help to those most in need through our favourite charity, the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
McDonald’s is one of the world’s most universal, democratic brands. We welcome customers of every culture, age, and background, and we proudly invest in all the people our success rests on – our crew, our suppliers and our community.
We are a restless company: always innovating, always moving forward. From our original business model to the invention of the drive thru and the Happy Meal, we’re working to do things better tomorrow than we do today.
McDonald’s has travelled far but we stay in sync with society in each of our countries, responding to local needs and integrating with local culture. Our restaurants are typically locally-owned, staffed by crew who live nearby, and who proudly give back to their community through hundreds of thousands of local programmes.
Balanced Choices and Nutritional Information
Salt and sodium, sugar and saturated fat has been reduced in meals in recent years without compromising the taste. The calorific content of some items on the menu has also been reduced. Since 2017, all point-of-purchase material and merchandising aimed at children displays fruit and vegetable options only. McDonald’s communicates with customers in the most transparent manner possible. All nutritional information is printed on packaging, tray liners, and separate information is positioned on restaurant walls next to service areas so customers have all the information they need about our food.
Environment & Sustainability
More than 90% of lighting in McDonald’s restaurants in Malta is LED, and regular energy audits are carried out to monitor the consistent reduction in energy consumption. All produce and packaging are obtained from McDonald’s approved suppliers who operate sustainably, in compliance with EU standards. Corrugate cardboard and oil are collected and regenerated by a third-party supplier.
McDonald’s in Malta has raised thousands for local charities and supported numerous causes in the community and in sport since it came to Malta in the mid-Nineties. In 2017, our customers helped us raise more than €20,000 during McHappy Day for the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Learning Centre in Qawra. Besides its support for RMHC (Malta), McDonald’s is also involved in sponsoring – at group and restaurant level – various schools and educational initiatives.
McDonald’s created more than 200 new jobs in 2017. Our people enjoy high level training and development and have access to some of the best qualifications and programmes in the industry. Our restaurant teams follow the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Course, the Food and Safety Course, and the Food Handlers Course.
Health & Safety
McDonald’s restaurants are among the safest in the world. Our wide-ranging health and safety measures include food safety audits, restaurant risk assessments, evacuation plans, certification and risk assessments of the play area, fire drills, HACCP, regular food safety audits, and microbiological testing carried out by an external, independent company.