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The company also recognizes that its long term business goals would be served better if it helped protect community resources and the natural environment that are affected by its activities (McDonald Hotels, (n.d)).
The corporation has been affected by the depletion of resources such as forests as this has resulted in the increase in costs of packaging material and the need to adopt new materials. Indirectly, the depletion of oil reserves has affected the organization as many products that the company uses are made by other organizations that rely on petroleum. These products have continuously increased in price which means McDonalds has to spend more than it was initially.
Owing to government regulations, McDonalds has had to take measurers to reduce its solid waste through composting, recycling, re-use and reduction. In its Waste Reduction Action Plan, the company has taken 42 initiatives and established pilot projects that are aimed at controlling waste. The company has also resorted to using biomass in some of its restaurants to cut its carbon footprints and waste by using more efficient packaging as recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The organization has also had to take measurers to reduce its energy consumption by 25 percent in restaurants on top of reducing its water consumption (McDonalds Corporation (n.d)). In an effort to comply with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements, the company has strived to make changes and improve its building designs (McDonalds Corporation, (n.d)). Instituting all these measures has cost the organization substantial amounts of money.
As a result of adopting the use of biomass power plants, the organization has cut its energy cost by up to 50% in some of its restaurants (McDonalds Corporation (n.d)). Expanding this project to all its branches and franchises will save the organization a lot in energy costs. By using corn-based bioplastic material instead of
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The report will describe certain cases concerning sustainable practices in organisations and places to increase the awareness of people and respect the worth of environment. Sustainability is related with responsible consumption of natural resources in such a way so that it does not compromise the requirement of future generation.
The other major cause in the increase in the carbon footprints is the emissions of the green house gases from the vehicles (Rose, 2012, np). However, the major portion of the green house gases is still produced by the power generation systems (mainly coal and oil based power plants).
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The author states that the company can also drive cost efficiencies by focusing its attention towards the international suppliers. It can be observed that big companies are generally focused upon the purpose as well as profits. Therefore, the company feels proud since it assists in improving the lives of people.
Environmental Policy of the Team 6 Scope of environmental policy 6 Objectives 7 Indicators 8 Activities 10 evaluation: 11 Business Opportunities and Management Challenges 11 Personal Opinion 12 References 13 Being green is the most crucial need of the day.
programs or policies of sustainability by systematically measuring the impacts of human activities on the environment, socially and naturally (Elliot and Thomas, 2009).
The essence of screening an EIA system for a particular project is to investigate the possibility of the
Campaign’ banks on the idea that, linking this concept of organizational cooperation to the primary goal of reconfiguring the supply chain system of Fuji Xerox (Bertels, 2010), there could be stated that since all the business functions of Fuji Xerox are involved in the
This article features the work of three authors writing on the issue of environmental studies for the Rangeland Journal. The first author, Cameron Muir, is a lecturer at Fenner School of Environment and Society in Australian National University. Deborah Rose works for the Center for research on Social Inclusion at the Australian Macquarie University