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As You Sow congratulates McDonald’s Corp. on its industry-leading goal announced today to recycle all post-consumer packaging in all its restaurants by 2025. This action follows several years of dialogue by As You Sow with … MORE
Oakland, CA, January 10, 2018 – In December, shareholder advocacy group As You Sow filed for 2018 resolution with McDonald’s Corp., urging the company to assess the environmental impact of its use of harmful polystyrene in beverage cups … MORE
Oakland, CA – Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow has re-filed for 2018 a resolution with McDonald’s Corp., urging the company to assess the environmental impact of its use of harmful polystyrene in beverage cups … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Shareowners of McDonald’s request that the board of directors issue a report at reasonable cost, omitting confidential information, assessing the environmental impacts of continued use of polystyrene foam-based food service ware, … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board update the 2015 McDonald’s Global Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Food Animals by setting global sourcing targets with timelines for pork and beef raised without the use … MORE
July 5, 2017 – Some local McDonald’s restaurants are throwing it back to the old days — not with a new menu item, but with plastic foam cups. McDonald’s says some Chicago-area restaurants are using foam cups … MORE
RELEASE: Nearly one-third of McDonald’s shareholders support As You Sow proposal to phase out polystyrene foam
Oak Brook, IL – May 25, 2017 – 31% of McDonald’s Corp. shareholders supported a proposal from As You Sow asking the company to phase out harmful expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging globally, according to … MORE
Phase out of Polystyrene Foam Containers Globally McDonald’s Corp. took an important environmental step forward by phasing out harmful polystyrene (PS) foam packaging for hot beverage cups in the U.S. following engagement with As You … MORE
Waste Dive-February 7, 2017-As You Sow has asked McDonald’s, Amazon, Target and Walmart to stop using polystyrene to package and ship their products. The group points to a new report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation that recommends the … MORE
Grainews-January 4, 2017-The parent of fast-food chains Tim Hortons and Burger King plans to end the use of certain medically important antibiotics in its Canadian chicken supply chain in 2018.
AS YOU SOW RELEASE: As You Sow asks four global brands to phase out polystyrene foam OAKLAND, CA – February 6, 2017 – As You Sow has asked four major U.S. companies that use harmful polystyrene foam packaging … MORE
Reuters-December 28, 2016-Restaurant chains Burger King and Tim Hortons plan to switch to chickens that are raised without antibiotics considered “critically important” to human medicine, their owner said on Wednesday. Restaurant Brands International Inc, which … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED THAT: Shareowners of McDonald’s request that the board of directors issue a report at reasonable cost, omitting confidential information, assessing the environmental impacts of continued use of polystyrene foam beverage cups, including … MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board update the 2015 McDonald’s Global Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Food Animals by adopting the following policy regarding use of antibiotics by its meat suppliers: Globally in … MORE
Yahoo Finance – February 19, 2016 – If you own stock in a publicly traded company, you’ll soon receive an email or package in the mail. Either will announce important issues up for a vote … MORE
McDonald’s Corp., Walt Disney Co., and a group of organizations working to improve working conditions in company supply chains, including As You Sow, announced the release of a report on Project Kaleidoscope, a multi-year collaborative project designed to promote sustained compliance with labor standards mandated by corporate codes of conduct for manufacturers. MORE
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board update the 2015 McDonald’s Global Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Food Animals by adopting the following policy regarding use of antibiotics by its meat suppliers: Prohibit the … MORE
GREENBIZ – September 27, 2013 – Advocacy group As You Sow scored a noteworthy triumph this week when McDonald’s announced that it will replace environmentally destructive polystyrene foam coffee cups with paper cups at the … MORE
CONSUMERIST – September 26, 2013 – After decades of selling coffee and other hot beverages in polystyrene cups — and 23 years after it stopped using that material for its sandwich boxes — McDonald’s has … MORE
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – September 25, 2013 – McDonald’s Corp. has confirmed that it will replace all polystryrene beverage cups with paper cups at its 14,000 U.S. outlets. The move comes in response … MORE
SUSTAINABLE BRANDS – September 25, 2013 – McDonald’s Corp. has confirmed that it will replace all polystyrene beverage cups with paper cups at its 14,000 U.S. outlets, according to As You Sow (AYS), a nonprofit … MORE
McDonald’s Corp. has repeatedly emphasized its commitment to environmental leadership, yet continues to use polystyrene-based beverage cups 20 years after phasing out use of polystyrene-based clamshell food containers due to its negative environmental impact.
McDonald’s Corp. has repeatedly emphasized its commitment to environmental leadership, yet lacks comprehensive post‐consumer recycling goals for beverage and food packaging and continues to use polystyrene beverage cups 20 years after phasing out styrene‐based clamshell … MORE
As You Sow Press Release
HUFFPOST BUSINESS – May 22, 2013 – On May 23, McDonald’s shareholders will vote on a resolution requesting that the company identify and publicly report its human rights impacts.
The McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, operating in 119 countries. Recent News As You Sow Files To Reduce Antibiotics In All Livestock In 2015, McDonald’s adopted a U.S. … MORE
1-800-RECYCLING.COM – August 9, 2012 – The nonprofit’s work promotes corporate environmental and social responsibility, challenging some of the world’s biggest brands to recycle more effectively.
TREEHUGGER – March 21, 2012 – Baby steps towards cleaning up part of an often dirty business, fast food chains: McDonald’s has responded to a 2011 shareholder resolution, and is testing whether it can do … MORE
RELEASE: Nanotechnology in Food: In the Absence of Regulations, Nonprofit Releases New Framework for Companies to Evaluate Safety
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – December 6, 2011 – A first‐of‐its‐kind framework released today offers recommendations to food and food packaging companies on how to identify and evaluate nanomaterials in products.
RESOURCE RECYCLING – July 7, 2011 – As You Sow, a group that seeks corporate accountability through shareholder advocacy, has announced the results of some its recent campaigns.
MOXY VOTE BLOG – April 11, 2011 – This past week, the new ballots on Moxy Vote had quite a diverse selection of shareholder resolutions.
As You Sow’s third scorecard and report on beverage container recycling evaluates new and ongoing efforts by beverage producers to reduce source materials, create recyclable product packaging, and increase container recovery rates. MORE