McDonald's Sends In Their CSR Clown


On January 19, McDonald's Senior Director for Corporate Social Responsibility, Bob Langert, posted the first entry on the company blog "Open for Discussion." Langert wrote, "The purpose of this blog" is "to open our doors to corporate social responsibility (CSR) at McDonald's - to share what we're doing and learn what you think." His second post highlights McDonald's long-standing "partnership with Conservation International." Unlikely topics of future postings include the infamous McLibel trial; McDonald's lobbying against a California proposal to require large employers to provide health benefits; and McDonald's establishing the questionable "Socially Accountable Farm Employer" program instead of negotiating farmworker rights with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.