McDonald’s Malaysia commits to long term sustainability efforts as part of its global Scale for Good strategy

McDonald’s Malaysia underscored its commitment to long term sustainability efforts with the unveiling of several initiatives to reduce carbon footprint, as part of the company’s global Scale for Good strategy.

In Malaysia, up to 124 McDonald’s restaurants have already implemented at least one of the green initiatives that the company has committed to, bringing it well on the way to helping the nation meet the commitment to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Under Malaysia’s Green Technology Master Plan for 2017-2030, the government’s commitment to the Paris Agreement 2015 was to achieve up to 45 per cent reduction in GHG emission intensity of GDP by 2030 relative to 2005 levels.

The Setia Alam restaurant is one of McDonald’s latest restaurants that is fitted with green technology solutions such as solar photovoltaic roofing, indoor LED lights, thermal solar water heater, rain water harvesting system, smart thermostat and hybrid air-conditioning system. McDonald’s Malaysia has also taken a major step forward in fuel consumption with the use of biodiesel as an alternative fuel in the fleet of dispatch trucks operated by its appointed logistics services provider, Martin Brower. For this, Smart Tanks have been installed at its restaurants for collection of used cooking oil which will be processed into biodiesel by FatHopes Energy.