Westlife Foodworld To Install Solar Panels On One-third of New Restaurants In FY24
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Westlife Foodworld To Install Solar Panels On One-third of New Restaurants In FY24

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To mark World Environment Day 2023, Westlife Foodworld, owner and operator of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India will progressively install rooftop solar panels on one-third of its new restaurants in FY24. This move is part of the company’s goal to increase the use of renewable energy., according to an official statement.

In the last two years, Westlife has reduced its carbon footprint by 16,308 tonne by saving 19.58 million units of electricity, akin to planting 749,086 trees. Westlife’s reduced reliance on non-renewable sources bodes well for its operational efficiencies by saving electricity and cutting down the release of hundreds of tonne of CO2, which further helps in lowering climate risk, it said.

Smita Jatia, Vice Chairperson, Westlife Foodworld said, “We are committed to a lower carbon footprint, achieved through increased recycling and reuse of materials, use of renewable energy, and reduced consumption. We recognise the critical role that businesses must play in addressing climate change and we are proud to walk the talk. With each step, we are becoming stronger in our fight against climate change. We look forward to continuing our efforts towards a greener future and to serving our customers with delicious and sustainable food.”

The cooking oil in McDonald’s-West and South- kitchens is converted into biodiesel, as Westlife is known for pioneering the recycling of converted biodiesel in India, according to the company.

To promote planting for a greener future and celebrate World Environment Day in the community, McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India are giving away Marigold seeds to their customers.

Westlife Foodworld focuses on setting up and operating Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants (HRPL). The Company operates a chain of McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India, having a master franchisee relationship with McDonald’s Corporation USA, through the latter’s subsidiary.

HRPL is a McDonald’s franchisee with the rights to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in India’s West and South markets. HRPL has been a franchisee in the region since its inception in 1996.


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