Category Summary* ?

company person people planet overall score mean diff** std dev† votes articles
chipotle mexican grill n/a 45 88 72.9 -9.2 -1 58 13
mcdonald's 65 76 65 69.8 -12.3 -1 252 75
burger king n/a 54 75 67.1 -15 -1 50 9
kfc 17 25 43 41.4 -40.7 -4 48 9

*showing companies with at least 30 votes
**amount above or below average score of all companies based on user votes
†number of standard deviations above or below overall average




fast food

Our founder, Ray Kroc, built McDonald's on a foundation of ethical business conduct and involvement in our local communities. McDonald's owner/operators and company-operated restaurants fulfill these vital commitments every day in many ways.

tags: fast food, food chains, restaurants

chipotle mexican grill

fast food

#039;Food With Integrity' isn't a marketing slogan. It's not a product line of natural and organic foods. And it's not a corporate initiative that will ever be finished or set aside to make room for other priorities. It's a philosophy that we can always do better in terms of the food we buy. And when we say better, we mean better in every sense of the word- better tasting,...

tags: fast food, restaurant, restaurants, chains

burger king

fast food

Burger King Corporation is a global citizen. We live and work alongside our constituents, and value their interests as our own. Fundamental respect for all people, and our planet, guides our corporate conscience. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, dignity for all workers along our entire supply chain, food safety and animal welfare, sensitivity towards the environment, and a spectrum of ...

tags: fast food, food chains, restaurants


fast food

There's more to KFC than great food. We promote education, diversity and animal welfare in a number of positive ways.

tags: fast food, fried chicken

taco bell

fast food

At Yum! Brands, we believe in giving back to the community and in making a difference in the lives of our customers and their families. Many of the nearly 1,000,000 employees and franchisees in the Yum! system around the globe, give back every day in many ways, all with a hope that we can leave this world a better place.

tags: fast food, food chains, restaurants, mexican, tacos

yum! brands


At Yum! Brands, we believe in giving back to the community and in making a difference in the lives of our customers and their families. Many of the nearly 1,000,000 employees and franchisees in the Yum! system around the globe, give back every day in many ways, all with a hope that we can leave this world a better place.

tags: restaurants, food chains, fast food

domino's pizza

fast food

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Domino's is committed to supporting initiatives and causes in its hometown while also participating in national programs that align with our company vision and guiding principles. We look forward to building on a heritage of delivering to our customers and communities in which we live and work.

tags: fast food, pizza


fast food

Subway franchisees live and work in the communities they serve, throughout the world. As the world's second largest fast food franchise the Subway restaurant system makes an ongoing effort to become involved in the lives of our neighbors.

tags: fast food, sandwiches, salads, chain, restaurants

dunkin donuts

coffee & tea, fast food

The first Dunkin' Donuts LEED certified restaurant is part of a greater Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment that will provide the company with a central frame of reference for organizational decisions, strategic goal setting, and behaviors that respect all of our key stakeholders, including consumers, employees, franchisees, communities, suppliers, government and the environment.

tags: coffee & tea, fast food, doughnuts, breakfast


fast food

With a special focus on adoption, the mission that was closest to founder Dave Thomas' heart, Wendy's is committed to doing what's right. Many Wendy's restaurants across the country participate in community activities beyond their work for adoption.

tags: fast food, food chains, restaurants

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World's Most Ethical Companies 2009

From projectlabel.org (verified), May 27, 2009

Mission & Values

Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies ranking provides companies a chance to be recognized for their efforts in ethics and compliance. The winne...

in this article: pepsico, starbucks, nike, bmw, mcdonald's, dell, kellogg, toyota, general electric, ikea, american express, ...

Heinz Cuts Energy Costs 13% At Food Processing Plant

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 11, 2010

Waste Management

Heinz has reduced its carbon emissions by 17,000 tons since 2006 at its UK factories in Kendal, Cumbria and Kitt Green with the help of Carbon Trust, reports Food and Drink Digital.

in this article: heinz

Infiniti M35 Hybrid Features Original 1 Motor/2 Clutch Parallel Hybrid System

From greencarcongress.com (verified), March 4, 2010

Waste Management

Infiniti unveiled its first production hybrid, the M35 Hybrid, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The M35 Hybrid uses an original parallel one motor/two clutch hybrid system and features a decoupling 3.5-liter V6 engine; a 50 kW, 270 N·m (199 lb-f...

in this article: nissan

KFC Rolls Out Reusable Side Container

From environmentalleader.com (verified), October 3, 2010

Resource Management

KFC is rolling out its new reusable side container to restaurants across the country. The restaurant chain believes it’s the first consumer reusable food container in the fast food industry. Initially introduced in five markets beginning in May...

in this article: kfc

Target Commits $3.5 Million To Combat Child Hunger's Impact On Learning

From csrwire.com (verified), May 11, 2010

Health & Nutrition, Community Impact

To help combat child hunger and its threat to K-12 education and impact on learning, this year Target is making a financial commitment of $2.3 million to Feeding America, the nation's leading hunger-relief organization, and local hunger organiza...

in this article: target

Amazon To Offer Eco-friendly Shipping, Carbon Credits?

From techflash.com (unverified), October 17, 2010

Resource Management

Who would have thought you could patent slower, more expensive shipping? Amazon.com does. The online retail giant was just granted a patent for "Environmentally conscious electronic transactions." The patent envisions a system in which cust...

in this article: amazon

Burger King Dumps Palm Oil Supplier Over Land-Use Practices

From environmentalleader.com (verified), September 5, 2010

Resource Management

Burger King will no longer buy palm oil from Sinar Mas or its subsidiaries after an independent audit showed one of the company’s subsidiaries, SMART, had destroyed rainforests and carbon-dense peatlands in Borneo and Sumatra, according to a st...

in this article: burger king

Dole Inaugurates A Mobile Medical Unit To Attend Rural Communities In The Atlantic Zone Of Costa Rica

From csrwire.com (verified), March 18, 2010

Community Impact

Dole Food Company, Inc. announced today that it inaugurated this week a mobile medical unit, which now offers some rural communities of the Atlantic Coast of Costa Rica access to preventive medicine and specialized health attention.

in this article: dole

FDA Cracks Down On Food Label Lies

From yahoo.com (verified), March 3, 2010

Mission & Values

The FDA today notified 17 food manufacturers about 22 food products that violate law because of misleading labeling. Companies that received warning letters have 15 business days to inform the FDA of the steps they will take to correct their labeling...

in this article: nestle, gerber, pom wonderful

BJ’s Installs LED System In 68 Stores

From environmentalleader.com (verified), July 1, 2010

Resource Management

BJ’s Wholesale Club, a food warehouse club, will install a new LED refrigerated case lighting system in 68 of its locations this year, according to a company press release.

in this article: bj's wholesale club