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Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?

How McDonald's is sourcing sustainable beef

19 January 2015, at 7:46pm

ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably.

Francesca DeBiase spoke to 5m's Sarah Mikesell at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) conference held in São Paulo, Brazil.

"We have made a commitment as McDonald's to buy sustainable beef from verified sources in 2016," she said. "We don't know how much we're going to buy, but we're going to set a goal in 2016 for 2020."

DeBiase said while McDonald's vision is to source all sustainable food and products, they are starting with a few specific areas, including beef, fiber for packaging, coffee, fish and palm oil.

"[Sustainability] is a journey - there is no ending," she said.

To watch DeBiase's presentation to the GRSB - We Are Only as Good as They Think We Are, click here.

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