Issue 1 2017

14 LATIN AMERICA NEWS / Issue 1 2017 , Leading Company in Mexico for Gender Equality Recognised Arcos Dorados Holdings, Inc., Latin America’s largest restaurant chain and the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee, has been recognised as the fourth best company inMexico for gender equality in a highly- regarded index developed by consultancy top companies, reinforcing its long-standing commitment to equality in the workplace. “We are proud to be one of Mexico’s top ranked companies for gender equality, reflecting our commitment to creating an inclusive workplace culture and ensuring equality at all levels of the organisation,” said Francisco Bosch, managing director of Arcos Dorados Mexico. “At Arcos Dorados, gender equality has been a key focus for many years and this award encourages us to further accelerate our efforts to advance gender diversity in our company and society.” Across Latin America, Arcos Dorados has more female employees, restaurant managers and women in its corporate offices than men. The company offers numerous facilities for mothers, including flexible schedules and lactation hours, helping them to achieve work-life balance. The Súper Empresas para Mujeres ranking (‘Super Companies for Women’) was developed by top companies and Grupo Expansión to evaluate the presence of women in key business positions across more than 178 companies in Mexico. Arcos Dorados promotes the continuous professional and personal development of women, recognising their vital contribution and importance to the company. The company employs more than 90,000 people in Latin America and fosters the standards, teamwork and experience to empower its employees with relevant skills for meaningful careers. The McDonald’s Global Women’s Leadership Network also recognises the significant contribution women make across the organisation globally, fostering a culture where women can succeed and grow. To learn more about the company, please visit the Investors section of the website: