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Global McDonald's restaurant greenhouse gas emissions 2012-2017

This statistic shows the greenhouse gas emissions from McDonald's company-owned restaurants from 2012 to 2017. Greenhouse gases emitted directly from McDonald's restaurants amounted to approximately 0.764 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalents in 2017.

Greenhouse gas emissions from McDonald's company-owned restaurants from 2012 to 2017

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2012 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Figures were compiled from several reports.

Primary energy data was extrapolated to estimate energy consumption and GHG emissions for all restaurants worldwide as of December 31, 2013 (35,429 restaurants), December 31, 2014 (36,258 restaurants), December 31, 2015 (36,525 restaurants), December 31, 2016 (27,453 restaurants), and December 31, 2017 (27,467 out of 37,858).

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