The pledge invites those who do business with McDonald's to commit to greater accountability for DEI progress within their own organizations, and aims to galvanize McDonald's vast supplier network to greater action and intentionality on the behaviors, mindsets and operations that help advance DEI within the organization and industries beyond.
What does the commitment entail? There are four main tenets of the McDonald's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mutual Commitment Pledge:
Implementing a DEI strategy, including annual training for employees to develop as better DEI practitioners and leaders.
Increasing minority representation and underrepresented talent in leadership and in staffing to the McDonald's business as well as accelerating their use of diverse suppliers.
Investing in innovation with new partnerships and programs designed to make a measurable difference in talent pipelines, succession planning and in the communities where McDonald's suppliers operate.
Creating a process for accountability to track progress, share regular updates and best practices on effective programs and measurement