June 5, 2020
- $250,000 was allocated to community improvement grants that the Chipotle SERVES ERG coordinated for restaurant general managers to facilitate at a local level.
- Chipotle has formed various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a way for employees to create community and live Chipotle values; most recently, a new Multicultural ERG was formed called UNIFIED – United Network of Influencers Furthering Inclusion and Ethnic Diversity – to foster diversity and inclusion across the company.
- The company engaged a third party, Medici Group, to conduct an assessment of the company’s DE&I practices across the business.
- Chipotle committed to expanding the debt-free degree program for employees to include its first HBCU, Paul Quinn College.
Read more about Chipotle’s commitments and updates here.
- The Chipotle app and Chipotle.com have been updated to serve as a donation platform to allow others to give back to Black and at-risk communities. Using a new technology feature, guests were able to round up their bill to the next highest dollar amount at checkout to donate to the National Urban League.
- Chipotle has tied Executive compensation to ESG goals, which includes maintaining both racial and gender pay equity as well as implementing a program to accelerate the development of its diverse field organization and support center employees for promotion to above restaurant and next-level roles.
- Chipotle has set out to maintain both racial and gender pay equity. It is also implementing a program to accelerate the development of its diverse field organization and support center employees for promotion to above restaurant and next-level roles. Employee development has always been a priority at Chipotle and the formalized advancement process for diverse employees will only underscore this commitment.
Center for Black Equity
Chipotle has partnered and contributed to Black organizations like The Center for Black Equity, with a $50,000 donation as a result of Chipotle’s 2020 Pride campaign.
The Campaign was a Charitable Lunch & Listen With Karamo Brown and other LGBTQ+ Creators On TikTok which engaged audiences by contributing $1 to the fund per viewer.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Chipotle announced its new “real change” feature in August of 2020 on the Chipotle app and website.
The feature spotlighted the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and allowed customers to raise money for a college education.
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.