Delivering more with less environmental impact
Our customers are increasingly aware of packaging waste and its impact on our environment, and they are looking to reduce their own footprint in addition to expecting the businesses they frequent to do the same. To meet this demand and do our part to reduce our environmental impact, Wendy’s has set a goal to sustainably source 100% of our customer-facing packaging by 2026.
We strive to be best-in-class in the ways we purchase and use energy throughout our operations, and the more we know, the more of a positive impact we can have. In 2020, Wendy’s conducted our first greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and created a roadmap to reduce GHG emissions and set a science-based target by the end of 2023.
Wendy’s is committed to making smart reductions in the amount of water it takes for our restaurants to operate and innovating better ways to use our resources where we can.
With our focus on fresh ingredients and making our food to order every day, we’re committed to minimizing our waste and developing food waste solutions that will help protect our environment.
Wendy’s recognizes the threat of deforestation is real, and we are working within our operations and supply chains to minimize the risk of deforestation as a result of our business practices.
Wendy’s corporate headquarters, the Restaurant Support Center, is the hub of our operations and has long been a focus of our sustainability initiatives.
“Reducing our footprint isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for business. Together with our franchisees, we’ve made great strides to benchmark, understand, and reduce our energy and water use in our restaurants through the Better Buildings Challenge.”
- Steven Derwoed
Vice President, Global Design and Construction
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