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Fast food restaurants (franchise)
World's #2 fast food hamburger chain (after McDonalds).
|Burger King Corporation||USA||website|
| Restaurant Brands International Inc
owns 100% of Burger King Corporation
| 3G Capital
owns 51% of Restaurant Brands International Inc
|Burger King Corporation|
This company is listed as having best practice on a report card on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in corporate America.
Source: Human Rights Campaign (2019)
This company received a score of 0/100 (retrieved 25-Feb-2020) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
Source: IPE (2020)
This company received a score of 4.2/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2014, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights.
Source: Newsweek (2014)
As You Sow's 2020 report, Waste and Opportunity, ranks companies on plastic packaging pollution. The study measures the progress of 50 large companies in the beverage, quick-service restaurant, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors on six core pillars where swift action is needed to reduce plastic pollution: 1) Packaging Design, 2) Reusable Packaging, 3) Recycled Content, 4) Packaging Data Transparency, 5) Support for Recycling, and 6) Producer Responsibility. This company received a grade of D
Source: As You Sow (2020)
This company scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
Source: Ethical Consumer (2019)
Friends of the Earth's 2016 report and scorecard, 'Chain Reaction' grades America's top restaurant chains' on their policies and practices regarding antibiotics use and transparency in their meat and poultry supply chains. This company received an F grade, the lowest possible score.
Source: Friends of the Earth (2016)
A 2010 Greenpeace report documented Sinar Mas repeatedly breaking industry guidelines, Indonesian law and its own public statements, razing rainforests to the ground in its race to produce palm oil. Some international companies, including Kraft, Nestle and Unilever, have stopped buying palm oil from Sinar Mas following these revelations. The report listed Burger King as a customers of Sinar Mas, put they have since cancelled their contract .
Source: Greenpeace (2010)
In April 2012 Burger King are announced plans to eliminate both battery cages and gestation crates (sow stalls) from its US supply chain. According to its new policy, Burger King will only do business with pork suppliers that have detailed plans to end their use of gestation crates for breeding pigs. The company will also switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs for all of its domestic locations by 2017.
Source: Humane Society of the United States (2012)
Compassion in World Farming is a UK-based organisation which works with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare. This company won their Good Egg Award in 2012.
Source: Compassion in World Farming (2012)
In May 2014 Fast Food workers at chains around the globe, such as McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy's, protested for a raise in the minimum wage and the right to unionise. The demonstrations were back by the worker advocacy group Fast Food Forward and the Service Employees International Union which represents more than 2 million workers.
Source: The Daily Star (2014)
As part of a club deal with Texas Pacific and Goldman Sachs, Burger King was acquired by Bain Capital in 2002 for $1.5 billion, with Bain contributing an estimated $190 million in equity. Two dividend recapitalisations in 2005 and 2006 resulted in the Burger King club participants recouping nearly all of their original equity investment. In May 2006, the buyout group took Burger King public. Following a second share offering in February 2007, Bain still owned 19 percent of the company worth more than $560 million. According to The Deal, the two stock offerings and dividend recapitalisations earned Bain and the other Burger King investors four times their initial investment.
Source: Behind the Buyouts (2007)
|Restaurant Brands International Inc|
CDP's 2019 Consumer Deforestation Report 'No wood for the trees' analyses action against deforestation by 22 consumer goods companies by scale and commodity use. Restaurant Brands ranked second last.
Source: CDP (2019)
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company is rated 'lagging behind' with a score of 3 out of a possible total of 22.
Source: WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 (2019)
In 2019 the Mind the Store campaign ranked 43 major US retailers on their efforts to eliminate toxic chemicals from consumer products. This company received a grade of F.
Source: Mind the Store (2019)
This company received an S&P Global ESG Score of 15/100 in the Restaurants & Leisure Facilities category of the 2019 SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices. The rankings are based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, environmental reporting, climate strategy, human rights and labour practices.
Source: S&P Global (2019)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 39%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
In 2018 volunteers collected and catalogued more than 187,000 pieces of trash from beach cleanups around the world to find out which corporations are contributing the most to the global plastic pollution problem. While not in the top 10, this company ranked as one of the world's worst plastic polluters.
Source: #breakfreefromplastic (2018)
This company has responsibility claims on its website in the areas of responsible sourcing, community support and environmental stewardship.
Source: company website (2016)
The 2019 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 4, "Making progress on implementation", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
Source: BBFAW (2019)
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This financial institution received a score of 0%.
Source: Forest 500 (2019)
|Company Structure||Private Company|
|Revenue||US$1.3 billion (est.) in 2004|
|# Employees||32,600 in 2004 in World|
|Address||Miami, Florida, USA|