Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: Ethics and Environmental Policy: McDonald’s Corporation. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Fast-food giant McDonalds Corporation reported revenues of $20.46 Billion USD and, despite its extensive consumer reach to consumers in over 119 countries (Wikipedia.org), has recently been plagued with stakeholder criticism regarding its ethical motives for environmental protection initiatives. In fact, according to a consumer poll conducted by Fraser Consultancy targeted at over 1,300 consumers, McDonald’s has been named the most unethical firm in the world because of its business conduct and its negative impact on the environment (Gilbert, 2006). McDonalds Corporation describes itself as a business with an extensive record of industry leaders regarding environmental protection and as an organization that has expanded recycling efforts to reduce solid waste through the utilization of renewable resources. The likely assumption then, in light of McDonald’s self-assessment, would be that the business entity is securing the interests of its stakeholders and promoting ethical policies regarding environmental protection objectives. However, substantial evidence exists that the majority of McDonald’s environmental improvement policies are not proactive, ethically-minded approaches to reduce its negative impact on the environment, rather, its objectives are to satisfy its objectives for regulations compliance, profit, and as damage-control tactics in response to the negative public opinion. With this unethical determination in mind, this evidence pointing toward unethical business practices will be explored in depth. Founded in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in order to coordinate federal environmental responsibilities and to regulate negative impacts to the environment (Clarkson et al, 2004). .