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

darden restaurants


Darden Restaurants was built on a spirit of being of service to others - guests and employees alike. As our company has grown, so too has that spirit. Today it has moved far beyond the table we set for our guests and become an integral part of the way we do business. From volunteerism, commitment to diversity and improving the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, that spirit ...

tags: restaurants

kimpton hotel & restaurant group


Kimpton takes pride in its commitment to social responsibility and leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare programs.

tags: tourism, hospitality, hotels, restaurants, bars

outback steakhouse


Outback Steakhouse takes great pride in giving back. We have a strong commitment to improve the quality of life in each of our communities. Being good neighbors is more than just an idea; it is the driving force in how we do business. Each of our restaurants seeks out local groups and events with which to share its food, time and money. By enlisting the volunteer spirit of our Outbackers, our rest...

tags: restaurants

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



Our mission is to provide a family of hospitality and services that achieves excellence and enhances lifestyles of all who come in contact with the Hooters brand.

tags: restaurants, burgers, chicken wings

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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, ...

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...

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Outback Steakhouse To Support U.S. Troops And Their Families With $1 Million Donation

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

Community Impact

Outback Steakhouse, a longtime supporter of U.S. military troops, today announced its commitment to donate $1 million to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization that provides emergency and morale support for active troops, veterans and their f...

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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

Kimpton To Certify Its 50 Hotels To Green Seal Standards

From environmentalleader.com (verified), March 30, 2010

Resource Management

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants Group has set a goal to have 100 percent of its 50 hotels attain at least the silver level of Green Seal certification.

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McDonald’s Testing 10 ‘Green’ Restaurant Models

From environmentalleader.com (verified), August 17, 2009

Resource Management, Mission & Values

In an effort to test various energy saving and waste-reducing methods, McDonald's is evaluating 10 prototype "green" restaurant locations.

in this article: mcdonald's

McDonald's Recalls 12 Million Toxic Shrek Cups

From greenbiz.com (verified), June 6, 2010

Product Safety

McDonald's has recalled 12 million drinking glasses tied into the new Shrek movie because the paint on them contains the toxic metal cadmium.

in this article: mcdonald's

University Of Maryland Students Gather Signatures On Petition To Expel McDonald's

From peta.org (verified), September 23, 2009

Animal Treatment, Mission & Values

Members of the University of Maryland (UMD) student group VegTerps have worked alongside volunteers for peta2, the world's largest youth animal rights organization, to gather student and faculty signatures on a petition asking UMD to banish McDo...

in this article: mcdonald's

McDonald’s, Margaritas Invest In Eco Strategies To Reduce Costs

From environmentalleader.com (verified), August 25, 2009

Resource Management, Mission & Values

McDonald's made a $2 million investment in its first environmentally friendly restaurant in Central America that is aimed at improvements in energy efficiency and conservation. The restaurant also will implement sustainable practices to limit wa...

in this article: mcdonald's, margaritas mexican restaurant

Burger King Corp. Receives The 2010 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award From Southern California Gas Company

From marketwatch.com (verified), June 28, 2010

Resource Management

Burger King Corp. was awarded the 2010 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award in the "Restaurant Chain" category by Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas Co.). The award recognized BKC as an industry leader for its innovation and commitmen...

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