Westlife Foodworld Ltd. (previously Westlife Development Ltd.) – owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India – would gradually install rooftop solar panels on one-third of its new restaurants in FY24 to commemorate World Environment Day 2023. This action is part of the company’s overall goal of increasing the use of renewable energy.
Westlife has decreased its carbon footprint by 16,308 tonnes in the last two years by conserving 19.58 million units of electricity, which is equivalent to growing 749,086 trees. Westlife’s reduced reliance on nonrenewable sources bodes well for its operational efficiencies, as it saves power and reduces the emission of hundreds of tonnes of CO2, which helps to mitigate climate risk.
“We are committed to a lower carbon footprint, achieved through increased recycling and reuse of materials, use of renewable energy, and reduced consumption,” stated Smita Jatia, Vice Chairperson, Westlife Foodworld. We understand the essential role that businesses must play in combating climate change, and we are pleased to walk the walk. We are getting stronger in our fight against climate change with each step. We look forward to continuing our efforts towards a better future and providing delicious and sustainable food to our clients.”
Westlife’s dedication to sustainability extends beyond resource conservation initiatives. Single-use plastics have been removed from customer-facing packaging. It is also increasing energy efficiency in its existing restaurants through the use of LED and OATS (order assembly technology).
McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India are giving away Marigold seeds to their customers to promote planting for a greener future and to commemorate World Environment Day in the community.
Each of these actions, including the use of more renewable energy, will help the corporation reach its objective of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The United Nations Climate Change promise highlights Westlife’s deep commitment to environmental protection and lowering its carbon footprint.