Last week we took you through how we measured up against our 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals. With this post, we’ll share some of Dunkin’ Donuts’ new commitments, including implementing better-for-you nutrition guidelines, identifying an alternative to our foam cup and new responsible sourcing goals. For the full breakdown and deeper insight into these goals, please visit our recently released 2014 CSR Report, Broadening Our Horizons.  



As our CEO, Nigel Travis states in the CEO Letter of our latest report, “…we are proud of the progress we have made toward achieving our goals, but we know there is always more to be done, and we remain committed to continuous improvement.” Here’s a snapshot of how we hope to improve in the next few years:


  • Reduce sodium content across our US menu by 10% by the end of 2015.
  • Reduce sugar content across our US beverages by 10% by the end of 2017.
  • Implement new DDSMART® guidelines, including calorie, sugar, sodium and saturated fat thresholds by the end of 2015.

Sustainable Packaging and Building

  • Identify an alternative to our current foam cup and establish a phased implementation plan and timeline for that transition in the U.S. by the end of 2015.
  • Open 100 new DD Green Achievement restaurants by the end of 2016.
  • Source palm oil that is 100% fully traceable to the mill by the end of 2015 and 100% fully traceable to the plantation by 2016, for U.S. operations.

Responsible Sourcing

  • Source 10% of all the eggs used for U.S. breakfast sandwiches from cage-free sources by the end of 2016.
  • Determine feasibility of transitioning to 100% cafe-free eggs globally.
  • Eliminate gestation crates from our U.S. port supply chain by 2022.

For a comprehensive look at the CSR goals we set for Dunkin’ Donuts, please visit the full 2014 CSR report here: