Our first report, based on 2016 data, was the result of an 18 month process that included a materiality assessment, internal and external subject matter expert interviews, and an internal review of our data, goals and progress. In this report, we're getting back to the core of our business, explaining how our sustainability efforts are part of Chipotle's culture. You'll see how our business supports our farmers and their operations, as well as how we attract, retain, and develop our employees, and the care we provide in creating an excellent customer experience.
We believe in being transparent on our journey towards sustainability. As a result, we want to share with you the progress we made in 2017 against the goals published in our most recent report. Please click the link below to learn more about our progress.
Everything at Chipotle begins with people. From the farmers who cultivate our food to our employees who create a place to which customers want to return.
It has always been a top priority to make sure the food we serve is safe and delicious to eat, and is made from ingredients that we have sourced responsibly and sustainably.
Sustainability is a part of everyone's job at Chipotle. Our commitment is responsible governance and transparency in our operations starts at the top and permeates all levels of our business.
As we have grown, our responsibility to be conscientious about sustainability is compounded and we embrace our role as advocates. We continue to advocate for environmentally and socially responsible food policy.