Governance and Process

Governance and Process


Sustainability Governance

The successful implementation, execution and management of sustainability at Restaurant Brands International begins with our effective governance structure. Our Chief Corporate Affairs Officer is responsible for our sustainability framework and strategy, with oversight from our Chief Executive Officer. The day-to-day responsibility for the company's sustainability strategy, planning and implementation, including the management and reporting of sustainability efforts, is managed by our Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability and broader team.

The importance of sustainability at Restaurant Brands International is also reflected in key performance indicators linked to annual performance incentives that are developed for teams across our business, including individuals in supply chain and nutrition.

Our commitment to sustainability and acting responsibly is also communicated in our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct for Non-Restaurant Employees and the Restaurant Brands International Code of Business Ethics and Conduct for Vendors.

Sustainability Process

Our Sustainability Process is a continuous and evolving cycle of setting policies, implementing strategies, engaging with stakeholders, and measuring and reporting outcomes, each step of which is rooted in our Sustainability Guiding Principles.

Sustainability Guiding Principles

  • Do the right thing.
  • Acknowledge and respect the social, environmental and economical impact of our activities.
  • Respect and support individuals and stakeholders.
  • Participate with and build the success of our communities.
  • Be honest and transparent in our communications.

Stakeholder Engagement

We believe it is important to engage with stakeholders to identify and understand issues, impacts, risks and opportunities that can affect Restaurant Brands International and our brands. Throughout the year, we engage with the following stakeholder groups:

  • Governments
  • Guests
  • Industry Associations
  • Investors
  • Local Communities/Community Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Our Employees
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Team Members
  • Vendors

As part of our commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement, we contribute to and collaborate with other bodies on matters of importance. Restaurant Brands International and/or its brands are currently partnered with or holding memberships in the following associations and organizations:

  • BSR
  • Canadian Centre for Food Integrity
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • CDP Supply Chain (Climate Change, Forests)
  • Children's Food & Beverage Advertising Initiative
  • EU Pledge
  • Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
  • International Franchise Association
  • Kids LiveWell
  • National Farm Animal Care Council
  • National Restaurant Association (US)
  • Restaurants Canada
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Serving Europe
  • The University of Guelph