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McDonald’s Tries to Boost Reputation by Cutting Greenhouse Gases

  • Chain vows to reduce pollution with better grills, fryers
  • Franchisees, suppliers also helping with environmental efforts
A McDonald's Corp. Restaurant Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg


McDonald’s Corp., on a quest to boost sales by improving its image, is vowing to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions.

The world’s largest restaurant chain is adding LED lights and more efficient kitchen equipment, such as grills and fryers, in a bid to reduce emissions at its restaurants and offices by 36 percent by the year 2030 from 2015 levels.