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·         McDonald's CSCO DeBiase sets beef sustainability agenda



McDonald’s joins Zero Carbon Forum as it builds towards net-zero emissions goal

McDonald’s UK and Ireland has joined the Zero Carbon Forum, as it builds towards a goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2040.


Matt Mace, edie (UK)

16th June 2022


The Zero Carbon Forum first launched in December 2020 to collectively develop a roadmap to net-zero for the UK’s hospitality sector.


The founding members of the Zero Carbon Forum are Nando’s, Pizza Hut Restaurants Revolution Bars, BrewDog, Fuller’s, Burger King, Pizza Express, Boparan, Shepherd Neame, Marston’s, Azzurri, Adnams, Greene King, KFC, M&B, Young’s, St Austell and The Restaurant Group, which owns brands including Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s.


McDonald’s UK & Ireland is the latest corporate to join the initiative, contributing to an existing net-zero target that is set last year.


Zero Carbon Forum’s founder Mark Chapman said: “With more than 1400 sites across the UK and Ireland, serving over 4 million customers each day, we are delighted to welcome McDonald’s UK and Ireland to the forum. Its expansive knowledge and learnings as a socially responsible multinational organisation will be invaluable to all our members as we continue to march onwards to reach net-zero.”


Last year, McDonald’s set a 2050 global net-zero target covering its operations and the supply chain, while its UK & Ireland business set the same target but with a 2040 deadline.


At the time, the company said it would work with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to update its former climate goals, which were aligned with the Paris Agreement’s less ambitious 2C pathway.


McDonald’s UK & Ireland, has outlined how it plans to reach net-zero by 2040.


The firm has confirmed that a new restaurant, opening in Shropshire next month, will...


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McDonald's CSCO DeBiase sets beef sustainability agenda


Supply Chain Digital

June 16, 2022


McDonald's Chief Global Supply Chain Officer Francesca DeBiase is one of the few Fortune 500 execs to oversee both supply and sustainability operations


As Chief Global Supply Chain Officer at McDonald's, Francesca DeBiase is one of the few Fortune 500 executives to have developed and run combined supply chain and sustainability operations.


DeBiase also contributed to McDonald's standard-setting leadership, which was recognised by the company receiving a Supply Chain Masters rating from Gartner. In our recent Top 100 Women in Supply Chain magazine, DeBiase was ranked second.


She began her career as an auditor in the retail and consumer products industry with EY. Upon joining McDonalds 14 years ago, she served in multiple finance roles, which eventually culminated in a position as Senior Director of European Finance. After a time, she also added the role of Chief European Supply Chain Officer to this.


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