Progress Update on Chipotle’s Pledge to Drive Change

As an organization, Chipotle is committed to ensuring total transparency on what it is doing to continue to drive change and cultivate a better world. In June, Chipotle shared a pledge in support of the Black community and recently its Chairman and CEO was recognized on Comparably’s list of ‘Best CEOs for Diversity’. Below are the steps Chipotle is taking today to create an equal society. [updated September 30, 2020]

  • Marketing and Advertising:
    • Continuing to ensure our advertising campaigns mirror the demographics of our employee population and is inclusive of the race and ethnicity of our employees
    • Engaging with a diverse mix of influencers that align with our employees and diverse customer base
    • Partnering and contributing to Black organizations like The Center for Black Equity, who will receive a $50,000 donation as a result of Chipotle’s Pride campaign.
    • Matching the prize pool for the Chipotle Challenger Series II esports competition by donating $25,000 to the National Urban League.

 

  • Board of Directors:
    • Appointing diverse representatives on Chipotle’s Board of Directors

 

  • Employees:
    • Introducing a new Multicultural Employee Resource Group (ERG) called UNIFIED – United Network of Influencers Furthering Inclusion and Ethnic Diversity to foster diversity and inclusion across the organization.
    • Providing access to voter registration and education.
    • Holding ongoing listening sessions across the organization to better understand how it can evolve as a company and provide equal opportunities for all.
    • Enabling employees to identify organizations to spotlight for in app donations
    • Reviewing internal diversity data to identify areas requiring more focus and making strategic plans to address those areas through hiring, development, and ERGs.
    • Piloting a mentorship program identifying a diverse group of high potential talent for development and greater advancement within the company.
    • Expanding the role and title of Chipotle’s Chief People Officer, Marissa Andrada, to now include Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer as she continues to champion a culture of diversity and dignity for all people.

 

  • Philanthropy and Community Improvement:
    • Pledging $1,000,000 in support of organizations advocating against systemic racism, beginning with a commitment of $500,000 to the National Urban League.
    • $250,000 allocated to community improvement grants that the Chipotle SERVES ERG will coordinate for restaurant general managers to facilitate at a local level.

 

  • Customer Engagement:
    • Enabling guests to support organizations helping Black and at-risk communities by rounding up their bill to the next highest dollar amount at checkout on the Chipotle app or Chipotle.com. Guests have contributed approximately $1,000,000 to the National Urban League, and over $450,000 to Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

 

  • Supply Chain:
    • Chipotle and the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation have contributed over $500,000 to-date to support the next generation of farmers through the National Young Farmers Coalition. Most recently, 50 diverse, young farmers were awarded $5,000 grants to begin or grow their business, 78% of which represent minorities in the industry.