How we’re showing up for our communities: Hear from our leaders at WWC
McDonald’s franchisees, suppliers and employees recently came together for the first global all-System virtual gathering in our 65-year history. Here are all of the can’t-miss moments from the groundbreaking event:
We reunited as a McFamily.
The first Worldwide Connection was historic. We brought together all three legs of the McDonald’s stool to celebrate the values that make this family so special and honor the incredible strength it demonstrated during the last few months. Now it’s time to build on those strengths, look ahead and start the next chapter of our McFamily story.
We refreshed our values.
As courageous decisions are being made across the McDonald’s System in response to COVID-19, it seems like now is the time to clarify what guides us and what we stand for. So, that's exactly what we’ve done. Over the past six months, we asked for feedback from across the McDonald’s family and are proud to recommit to a set of core values:
Serve: We Put Our Customers and People First
Inclusion: We Open Our Doors to Everyone
Integrity: We Do the Right Thing
Community: We Are Good Neighbors
Family: We Get Better Together
We celebrated a Supply Chain that never broke.
While the industry struggled to maintain its supply during the early days of the global pandemic, McDonald’s did not. Our Supply Chain team took quick and decisive action, leveraging its amazing network of suppliers to keep providing food and important resources to many of the 38,000+ restaurants in 100+ markets. We didn’t have a single break in supply globally.
We shared our stories of stepping up and feeding local communities.
All around the world during the pandemic, McDonald’s has proactively worked to support its local communities and front-line workers – giving away meals, distributing surplus food and, in every way, putting our customers and people first. Our System spans the globe, but our model enables us to think with a community mindset. Simply put, we are good neighbors and proud to be a local business in the tens of thousands of communities we call home.
Our franchisees, suppliers, and corporate employees rallied together around a cause closest to our hearts, RMHC.
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has been helping families with ill or injured children across the globe for decades, and the McDonald’s System has been RMHC’s partner every step of the way. This year, the global pandemic created new challenges for RMHC. In response, McDonald’s suppliers and franchisees around the world rallied together to help RMHC in impressive, all-new ways, grounded in McDonald's refreshed values:
We shared our thoughtful, judicious and market-specific approach to re-opening our restaurants around the world.
McDonald’s has been taking a thoughtful, judicious and market-specific approach to re-opening our restaurants around the world. Our customers and crew are walking through our doors every day with a strong sense that our standards are leading standards – while also fit for specific needs of the different cities we’re in. We shined a light on how Owner/Operators are approaching both the customer and crew experience at their restaurants and how we’ve shared our experience with others in the industry.
We shared the essential work we’re doing to drive societal change in the area of Diversity & Inclusion.
As we say, McDonald’s doors are open to everyone. Now, we must make sure that when a person comes inside, they feel welcomed and have an equitable chance to thrive. That’s why we’re proud to share the important work our Global Strategic Advisory Counsel has been doing to help bring overdue societal change in the area of Diversity & Inclusion. Going forward, McDonald's will use our influence and scale to accelerate meaningful and overdue societal change for our employees, franchisees, suppliers, customers and communities.
As a System, we’re ready to move forward.
This has been a difficult year. Let’s continue to support one another and do the hard work necessary to build back even stronger than before. We are respected as a company, but to be admired and trusted, we must continue to live our values every day.
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