McDonald’s Malaysia commits to long term sustain ability efforts

22-Mar-2018 Intellasia | The Edge Markets | 6:00 AM Print This Post

McDonald’s Malaysia has underscored its commitment to long term sustainability efforts with the unveiling of several initiatives to reduce carbon footprint, as part of the company’s global Scale for Good strategy.

In a statement yesterday, the company said that in Malaysia, up to 124 McDonald’s restaurants have already implemented at least one of the green initiatives that the company has committed to, bringing it well on the way to helping the nation meet the commitment to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

It said under Malaysia’s Green Technology Master Plan for 2017-2030, the government’s commitment to the Paris Agreement 2015 was to achieve up to 45 per cent reduction in GHG emission intensity of GDP by 2030 relative to 2005 levels.

McDonald’s Malaysia managing director and operating partner, Azmir Jaafar, said that as a company and brand with an extensive global footprint, it has a responsibility to improve people’s lives and the environment.

“We want to use our Scale for Good strategy to achieve this objective and we will keep raising the bar on what it means to be a responsible company committed to people and the planet.”

“As a testament of our commitment, I’m pleased to note that the McDonald’s Setia Alam drive-thru restaurant has thus far successfully reduced overall power consumption by 25 percent which is equivalent to a reduction of 12,699 kilogram CO2 emission per month,” he said at the grand opening of the Setia Alam restaurant in Shah Alam.

The Setia Alam restaurant is one of McDonald’s latest restaurants that is fitted with green technology solutions such as solar photovoltaic roofing, indoor LED lights, thermal solar water heater, rain water harvesting system, smart thermostat and hybrid air-conditioning system.


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