McDonald’s commits to Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans
McDonald’s Canada announced its partnership with the Rainforest Alliance to serve McCafé coffee made from 100 per cent Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee beans in all of its restaurants across Canada.
The Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica beans sourced by McDonald’s for its McCafé coffee are grown and harvested according to strict standards to protect forests, conserve wildlife and support communities in coffee growing regions around the world.
The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working to ensure the long-term well-being of farm communities, forests and wildlife. To become Rainforest Alliance Certified, farms and farmers are audited annually against a rigorous standard with detailed environmental, social and economic criteria, designed to protect biodiversity, improve livelihoods, and foster a culture of respect for workers and local communities.
McDonald’s Canada has been on a journey toward making it’s business practices more sustainable as part of an overarching goal to reduce its environmental footprint. McDonald’s announced plans for a “Green Concept Restaurant,” with two restaurants acting as incubator locations to test new packaging options and recycling initiatives.