Introduction Multinational Corporations (MNCs) have been giving attention on not only their return on investment (Kraus & Brtitzelmaier, 2012) but also social issues, which have been threatening the environment as a result of their operational activities (Choi, Lee & Park, 2013). Therefore, MNCs do transform into socially responsible enterprises (Choi, Lee & Park, 2013) or behave in an ethical manner (Kraus & Brtitzelmaier, 2012) as the term called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has appeared. The duties and responsibilities of Board of Directors (BOD) (corporate governance framework) (Stiglbauer & Velte, 2014) in MNCs plays a particularly important role in its transformational process since this process needs to be transparent (Choi, Lee, & Park, 2013). This paper evaluates and examines corporate governance codes, regulatory environment and CSR practices as well as review those codes presenting in the annual report and CSR practices by means of choosing McDonald’s as significant evidence which headquarters and runs its activities in United Kingdom as significant evidence. Some recommendations are provided regarding with its long-term CSR and corporate governance relationships in the final part of this paper.
Corporate Governance McDonald’s, one of the largest restaurant chains, was firstly established in 1940 in the United States. Over 34,000 restaurants around the world are being run every day with 1.8 million employees. Among them, projected three million
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McDonald’s Corporation are the most successful and popular fast food brand in the world, holding the largest fast food market share and being the leading fast food restaurant chain in terms of world sales (8%). They are the second greatest outlet operator with more than 34,000 outlets, serving worldwide to 69 million customers daily, across 119 countries. Their brand is the seventh most valuable and
McDonald’s Corporation operates in the food service industry. The company has its restaurants in more than 100 countries of the world. McDonald’s, the world’s largest food chain is headquartered in U.S. having an employee population of 390000 (About McDonald's..., 2008).
McDonald's has successfully created a brand/name for itself as the leading fast food retailer in the world. It is somewhat of impossibility for one to not come across a McDonald's with over 30,000 local restaurants in over 100 countries (McDonald's, 2011). Those restaurants are owned either by a franchise owner or a corporation; a percentage of all the earnings from a franchise owner, including a percentage from their annual revenue go to McDonald's.
McDonald's is the world's largest chain of fast food restaurants, serving more than 58 million customers daily. In addition to its signature restaurant chain. McDonald's restaurant is operated by a franchisee, an affiliate,
McDonald’s corporation started in 1944 as a drive-in restaurant in California. This single location was started by Dick and Mac McDonald. That location was altered in 1948, when the start of the 19 cent cheeseburger became popular. They had continued growth over the years and by 1965 there were over 700 restaurants in service. Since that time they have grown dramatically. As of 2011, they are operating in 119 different countries. They have more than 35,000 restaurants and over 1,8 million employees. McDonald’s direct competitors are Burger King and Yum brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut). Forbes profile describes McDonald’s as “As of December 31, 2011, of the 33,510 restaurants in 119 countries 27,075 were franchised or licensed (including 19,527 franchised to conventional franchisees, 3,929 licensed to developmental licensees and 3,619 licensed to foreign affiliates (affiliates)-primarily Japan) and 6,435 were operated by the Company. McDonald's menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Snack Wraps, French fries, salads, oatmeal, shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, soft drinks, coffee, McCafe beverages and other beverages.” They are considered #6 by Forbes on the World’s Most Valuable Brands. Their dollar menu and attention given to children’s products in their much marketed Happy Meal’s have brought them much attention and wealth.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is something that affects all companies and should be an active factor in the company’s decision making. It is something all corporations need to care about. CSR is when business’ or corporations take part in an initiative or campaign for a cause that will benefit society and/or in some way make the world a better place (Taylor, 2015). Initially, Corporate Social Responsibility started to take shape around the 1950’s, but some say that it dates all the way back to the 1800s, the idea of CSR was seen (Carroll, 2007). One may think that because it is dated so long ago, it doesn’t have an important impact today nevertheless, it is proven that Corporate Social Responsibility is a pathway for entities to self benefit as they are in the process of benefitting society.
Headquartered in United States of America (USA), McDonalds is known as the emblem to globalization with their successful worldwide franchises. McDonalds are a leader in the fast food industry. They have served over 68 million customers daily (Burger Business, 2012). McDonalds have around 35 000 restaurants worldwide, with 1.9 million employees working under their majestic corporation. Furthermore, 80% of their restaurants are franchised (McDonalds, 2014). Forbes (2013), ranked McDonalds #6 in the world’s most valuable brands. With a brand value of US$39.4 billion and US$88.3 billion of revenue, McDonalds topped the restaurant industry in the list. Now, how did McDonalds came about this success? Entrepreneur Ray Kroc bought over McDonalds in 1954 from the McDonalds brothers that saw the growth of the successful business (McDonalds, 2014). Ever since then, McDonalds had been the name on everyone’s lips when talked about scrumptious, tender, mouth-watering foods. McDonalds stated, “By 1958, McDonald’s had sold its 100 millionth hamburger.”. It was a success like no other. McDonalds were one of the first to bring the concept of fast-food in the food industry at the early era of 50s. It catered to its most famous menus – Filet O Fish, Big Mac and Egg McMuffin.
Fast food is currently one of the biggest businesses in the United States due to the hectic schedules that the average person has to deal with. It is often necessary to grab food on the go because there just isn’t enough time to cook at home. This is the main reason behind the tremendous success of fast food giants such as McDonalds and Burger King. McDonald 's Corporation is the world 's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. Headquartered in the United States, the company began in 1940 as a barbecue restaurant operated by the eponymous Richard and Maurice McDonald; in 1948 they reorganized their business as a hamburger stand using production line principles.
McDonald’s is the biggest chain of fast food restaurants in the world. In 2015, company has 36,525 outlets worldwide in 119 countries (MCD Annual Report
McDonald's is a multi-national fast food restraunt chain. McDonald’s was founded as a barbeque restraunt in 1940 by Richard and Maurice McDonald. McDonald’s was converted into a fast food restraunt in 1948. Today, McDonald’s has over 36,000 locations in 119 countries and serves approximately 68 million people every day. The menu consists of hamburgers, chicken, french fries, soft drinks, desserts, and breakfast items. McDonald’s restaurants are primarily owned and operated by independent business men/women. Finally, as of 2012, McDonald’s was the second largest private employer behind
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