In January 2018, we released our first-ever Sustainability Report, based on 2016 data. The report is 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 initiatives support our farmers and their animals and vegetables, as well as how we celebrate our employees and customers.
FROM OUR FOUNDER:
“Serving food made from real, wholesome ingredients has its challenges, but it has the power to positively impact people. Now more than ever, I believe in choosing the hardest right over the easiest wrong, knowing that is what is best for our business in the long run.”
—Steve Ells, CEO, founder and Chairman
READ AN OVERVIEW OF OUR REPORT HERE:
Everything begins with the people who grow our produce and raise the animals from which we source our meat. It continues with our employees who create a place to which customers want to return.
2. Food & Animals
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.
Our commitment to responsible governance and transparency in our operations starts at the top.
We work in service of a greater mission: to enable continuous cultivation of a thriving ecosystem – from sustainable agricultural practices to the support of our growers.