Good Food

Good Food

We are sourcing delicious, quality ingredients in responsible ways. We are helping to create a future of quality, secure and sustainable food because how our food is produced and where it comes from matter to our customers, communities and the environment. This includes sourcing quality ingredients in responsible ways and supporting farming communities. When it comes to nutrition, we are focused on families and children, as that’s where we believe we can have the biggest impact.


"We want people to leave our restaurants feeling good about eating our food – not just because it’s delicious, but also we source quality ingredients and give customers options. We will continue to invest in strong partnerships with suppliers around the world and deliver on customer expectations by evolving our menu and offering balanced, wholesome options the whole family can enjoy."

Alistair Macrow, McDonald's Corp Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer

Our Impact Areas

  • Food Safety

  • Animal Health & Welfare

  • Responsible Sourcing

  • Supply Chain Human Rights

  • Sustainable Agriculture & Beef


Food Safety 

The safety and quality of our food is our top priority and we are constantly innovating to ensure we meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We integrate food safety into every aspect of our operations, including food sourcing, menu development, packaging, distribution and logistics, and the daily running of our restaurants.

Responsible Sourcing

McDonald’s partners with a global network of suppliers and farmers to provide quality ingredients and packaging materials. By engaging our supply chain, we have greater visibility and can support more sustainable production, so we can continue to serve our customers the delicious meals they know and love. We have set ambitious goals to guide our responsible sourcing efforts, focusing on the products with the most potential to create positive change: beef, chicken, coffee, fish and fiber-based packaging.

Animal Health & Welfare 

We care about the health and welfare of the animals in our supply chain, which is why we partner across our supply chain to drive toward continuous improvement throughout their lives. We are helping to bring about positive change, ensuring the chicken, beef and fish we source come from suppliers who share our commitment to animal health and welfare. We also rely on strategic relationships with experts who provide guidance on our policies and implementation strategies in each of our local markets.


Supply Chain Human Rights

We expect all suppliers, regardless of the cultural, social and economic context, to meet our expectations of fundamental rights for all people as established by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. This means treating their employees with fairness, respect and dignity, and following practices that protect the health and safety of the people working in their facilities. Our Supplier Code of Conduct and our Supplier Workplace Accountability (SWA) program aim to help suppliers understand our expectations, verify compliance with our expectations and work toward continuous improvement.

Sustainable Agriculture & Beef

We want to make sure the beef in our burgers contributes to a sustainable food system in which communities, animals and the planet thrive. We know that we don’t yet have all the answers, but we’re engaging with expert groups, farmers and industry to test and scale more sustainable and regenerative practices that help protect nature, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and secure farmer livelihoods. These efforts help us reduce GHG emissions and enable us to progress toward our climate commitment.