Chipotle Cultivate Foundation created to support sustainability groups

Aug. 25, 2011

Chipotle Mexican Grill has created the "Chipotle Cultivate Foundation," a new foundation aimed at supporting people, organizations and institutions committed to promoting sustainability.

"For more than a decade, we have been working to improve the nation's food supply by finding more sustainable sources for all of the ingredients we use in our restaurants," said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. "By creating the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, we are extending our reach beyond our restaurants and will be supporting organizations and people that are working to improve individual family farms, animals and the environment, and youth and education programs."

Throughout the last two years, Chipotle has donated more than $2 million to philanthropic organizations, with much of that benefitting groups working to improve some element of the food system, including Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, The Nature Conservancy,, The Lunch Box, the Niman Ranch Scholarship Fund and more.

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Topics: Operations Management , Social Responsibility , Sustainability

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