Corporate Policy Statement

First published 1989

McDonald's is committed to establishing and enforcing responsible environmental practices in all aspects of our business.

As apart of this commitment, it is McDonald's policy to use only locally produced and processed beef in every country where we have restaurants. In those isolated areas where domestic beef is not available, it is imported from approved McDonald's suppliers in other countries. In all cases, however, McDonald's does not, has not and will not permit, the destruction of tropical rainforests for our beef supply. We do not, have not and will not purchase beef from rainforest or (recently deforested rainforest) land (sic). This policy is strictly enforced and closely monitored.

Any McDonald's supplier who is found to deviate from this policy - or who cannot prove compliance with it - will be immediately discontinued.