Subsidiaries of Restaurant Brands International
- Burger King
- Tim Hortons
- While Restaurant Brands International (RBI), the parent company of Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons, has no significant public-facing commitments to address the safety of indirect food additives that may be in food contact materials, the company does receive credit for restricting various chemicals of high concern (CHCs) in promotional toys, for restricting bisphenol A (BPA) in food-contact materials, and for setting a goal to eliminate expanded polystyrene foam in all food packaging globally by 2021.
Recommendations for Restaurant Brands International
- RBI can make progress by developing a public written safer chemicals policy covering any toxic indirect food additives that may be in food contact materials, addressing at least all bisphenols, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and phthalates.
- We urge the company to set public quantifiable goals with clear timelines to eliminate and safely replace other plastics of environmental health concern in its packaging and any toxic indirect food additives that may be in food contact materials. RBI should also publicly disclose the alternatives used to replace the CHCs after eliminating them.
- The company should become a signatory to the Chemical Footprint Project and pilot it with key private label suppliers.
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How does Restaurant Brands International compare to its competitors?
Analysis of Restaurant Brands International
Policy:Adopted a retailer safer chemicals policy
Oversight: Established management responsibilities and incentives
Accountability: Ensures supply chain accountability
Disclosure: Requires suppliers to report use of chemicals in products to retailer
Action: Reduced or eliminated chemicals of high concern (CHCs) or plastics of environmental health concern (PEHCs) within the last three years
Safer Alternatives: Evaluates safer alternatives, avoids regrettable substitutes
Transparency: Demonstrates a commitment to transparency and public disclosure
Chemical Footprint: Evaluates its chemical footprint
Third-party Standards: Promotes credible third-party standards for safer products
Joint Announcement: Public commitment demonstrated through joint announcement
Continuous Improvement: Shows continuous improvement by steadily expanding safer chemicals policy
Collaboration: Actively participates in collaborative process to promote safer chemicals
Impact Investment: Investing financial resources into independent research into safer alternatives and/or green chemistry solutions