At Westlife, we are committed to conducting our business in a way that is good for the people, good for the community and good for the planet.
A genuine commitment to sustainability does a number of things for an organisation and its stakeholders:
More importantly, a commitment to sustainability makes stakeholder partners feel good about their association with the Company, strengthening the overall eco-system.
At Westlife, sustainability has been a key pillar of strategy to cut carbon footprint as well as to boost profitability. We have mindfully woven sustainability into our operations across the business. Right from setting up a ‘Farm to Fork’ supply chain to launching the ‘Good Food Journey’ we have been at the cutting edge of sustainability.
Owing to our relentless efforts, we have completely eliminated all single-use, customer-facing plastic from our restaurants. In the process, we have saved over 500 tonnes of plastic in a year and reduced our landfill significantly.
More recently, we have also started converting the Used Cooking Oil (UCO) from our restaurants to 100% bio-diesel, thus saving cost and helping environment at the same time.
That’s not all! We have also deployed an internet of things enabled solution – Energy Management System, to monitor and save our energy consumption including Electricity, Diesel, Gas and Temperature. In FY 18-19 alone, EMS has helped us cut our carbon footprint by over 2300 tonnes.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Foundation India (RMHCFI) seeks to promote and establish care centres, care rooms and care houses for the benefit of all families whose children have been going through a medical treatment for their illnesses, both within and outside hospitals and medical centres, free of cost.
RMHCFI has partnered with Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, Mumbai to launch its first Ronald McDonald Family Room in India. The Family Room is an area located in an entire ward of Outpatient Department of the Paediatric Haematology-Oncology department of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children.
Ronald McDonald Family Room (RMFR) provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families a place to rest and refresh. RMFR intends to provide improved medical environment, emotional support to parents, clean and hygienic play activities for kids and an opportunity of relaxation to all those families whose child is undergoing medical treatments at the hospital just a few steps away from you.
To know more about RMHC India, please visit www.rmhcindia.org
Hardcastle Restaurants’ hosts several community outreach programs which focus on the adoption of social developments programs ranging from education of youth on environmental issues and cleanliness to traffic safety awareness programs in partnership with the Police Department across West and South India.
McDonald’s is proudly associated with the Nareshwadi project that serves over 550 underprivileged children from the local Warli tribal community, orphans and single-parent children placed by Government and non-profit organizations. McDonald’s has worked to improve the standard of living of the tribal community by supporting their nutritional requirements and also imparted training in farming and cultivation to enable them to be economically independent. Apart from this, McDonald’s has also joined hands with Muktangan, a unit of the Paragon Charitable Trust that runs a pioneering educational programme with an innovative model, working in close partnership with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and a number of NGOs across the country.