Chipotle Mexican Grill

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Chipotle Mexican Grill doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 52

Chipotle Mexican Grill has a DitchCarbon Score of 52, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of the greenhouse gases emitted relative to the value they generate. A score of 52 suggests that while Chipotle is making efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, there is significant room for improvement in lowering its carbon intensity.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is part of the hospitality industry, which has a low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Chipotle Mexican Grill operates in the United States, which has a low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with its operations.
8.57%

...this company is doing 8.57% better in emissions than the industry average.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, founded in 1993 in Denver, operates within the hospitality industry, specifically fast-casual dining. The company revolutionized the concept of fast food by offering meals prepared with high-quality ingredients and classic cooking techniques. With a focus on an exceptional customer experience and a distinctive atmosphere, Chipotle continues to expand, offering career advancement opportunities in a dynamic work environment.

Good news, Chipotle has set science-based climate action targets

Chipotle Mexican Grill has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions across their operations. Their goals align with the necessary reductions to maintain global temperature rise within 1.5°C, addressing both direct and indirect emissions from their business activities.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Chipotle Mexican Grill should foster sustainability practices throughout their supply chain to achieve a significant reduction in their Scope 3 emissions, potentially decreasing their overall emissions by 35%.
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