Chipotle Cancels Sponsorship of Utah Boy Scouts Event

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A day after admitting that its sponsorship of the Utah Scout-A-Rama violated its corporate non-discrimination policies, Chipotle told ThinkProgress Tuesday that it has cancelled its support.

In an email, company spokesman Chris Arnold wrote:

By way of follow up, we have terminated our sponsorship of this event.

As I mentioned yesterday, community support decisions like this are
made in a decentralized way and this one was inconsistent with our own
policy. We believed that terminating the sponsorship and
remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do, and we
have reinforced our policy with the team that makes these decisions to
try to prevent similar issues in the future.

Written By: Josh Israel
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18 COMMENTS

  1. I wish there was a Chipotle in my area. Just like the (people I disagree with) fools who flocked to Chick – fil- a after their bigoted stand against gay marriage, I’d like to show my support of tolerance and fairness, but, alas, no Chipotle near me….

  2. I found a link to email general comments to Chipotle here. This is the message I just sent.

    Kudos to Chipotle for your decision to stand by your corporate non-discrimination policies by withdrawing sponsorship of the Utah Scout-A-Rama! Thank you for having such a concientious policy and for applying it in this case. I went out of my way to find and patronize a Chipotle restaurant this afternoon in response to this move.

    [Signed, BanJoIvie]

    (Former) Eagle Scout

    Salt Lake City

    • Hey, I just sent a message similar to yours. Thank you for the link.

      crooked

      In reply to #6 by BanJoIvie:

      I found a link to email general comments to Chipotle here. This is the message I just sent.

      Kudos to Chipotle for your decision to stand by your corporate non-discrimination policies by withdrawing sponsorship of the Utah Scout-A-Rama! Thank you for having such a concientious policy and for applying it in this case. I went out of my way to find and patronize a Chipotle restaurant this afternoon in response to this move.

      [Signed, BanJoIvie]

      (Former) Eagle Scout

      Salt Lake City

    • In reply to #7 by A3Kr0n:

      Never heard of them but if that’s a baked potato in that foil I’m in!

      Better than a baked potato… that’s a Mighty Meal!

      My favorite is the vegetarian burrito with the hottest sauce. No sides necessary!

      I have a feeling there’s a butt-load of calories in one, though.

      I always love it when a place I like turns out not to have horrible corporate morals.

      Stevee

  3. They nearly screwed up on this and needed a bit of badgering to live up to their own ethical corporate policy. But bravo and boosted sales to them for getting there finally.

    I have proposed elsewhere that a website is needed to help inform consumers about the ethics of the companies they may purchase from. Items like this and the Chick Fil-A farce need only be listed with a brief precis and links to mainstream media reports for the finer details for people to be able to form a purchasing preference.. No specific recommendations need be given. Besides the problems may be local or national. (I boycott Starbucks because of tax avoidance here in the UK, where Americans may reasonably applaud such behaviour. I drink Costa Coffee because of its moderately self-rewarded boss who in turn pays his employees well above average. Your average Rethuglican might see this as a dangerously commie act.)

    Eco, safety, economic, social and other concerns would be flagged up (both positive and negative) Company responses could be posted. Corporate performance figures could be posted. Perhaps a wiki form and function is the way to go? Though identifying and bringing competing/alternate vendors together for comparison will be essential.

    Surely this already exists somewhere?

    And how can I find a source of trainers where I can be sure they have not been made by 6 year olds? (I find they just can’t manage the heavier canvas.)

    • In reply to #10 by phil rimmer:

      They nearly screwed up on this and needed a bit of badgering to live up to their own ethical corporate policy. But bravo and boosted sales to them for getting there finally.

      I have proposed elsewhere that a website is needed to help inform consumers about the ethics of the companies they may purchase from. Items like this and the Chick Fil-A farce need only be listed with a brief precis and links to mainstream media reports for the finer details for people to be able to form a purchasing preference.. No specific recommendations need be given. Besides the problems may be local or national. (I boycott Starbucks because of tax avoidance here in the UK, where Americans may reasonably applaud such behaviour. I drink Costa Coffee because of its moderately self-rewarded boss who in turn pays his employees well above average. Your average Rethuglican might see this as a dangerously commie act.)

      Eco, safety, economic, social and other concerns would be flagged up (both positive and negative) Company responses could be posted. Corporate performance figures could be posted. Perhaps a wiki form and function is the way to go? Though identifying and bringing competing/alternate vendors together for comparison will be essential.

      Surely this already exists somewhere?

      And how can I find a source of trainers where I can be sure they have not been made by 6 year olds? (I find they just can’t manage the heavier canvas.)

      I’m actually think about starting a burger joint with a coworker.

        • …the incredibly small market.

          While giving free amateur financial advice ethics should pop up. Please don’t give any free medical advice without training though.

          In reply to #13 by QuestioningKat:

          In reply to #11 by aquilacane:

          I’m actually think about starting a burger joint with a coworker.

          Go vegan and you’ll corner the market.

          • In reply to #14 by alaskansee:

            …the incredibly small market.

            While giving free amateur financial advice ethics should pop up. Please don’t give any free medical advice without training though.

            In reply to #13 by QuestioningKat:

            In reply to #11 by aquilacane:

            I’m actually think about starting a burger joint with a coworker.

            Go vegan and you’ll corner the market.

            Please don’t give any advice about me not giving medical advice. You took my comment too seriously.

  4. I love Chipotle. For those of you outside the US, they have Mexican styled food like Burritos, taco, etc. The amount of food that they give you is enough that you can have the burrito for lunch and dinner. You could have a nice soft flour tortilla with rice and black or pinto beans various salsas I like the mild with chopped tomatoes and cilantro, I mix of that with the corn or a hit of habanero sauce (not for the European palate stick with the mild because the meat has some spice) cheese, sour cream, I like the chicken with a scoop of guacamole. You could also get the burrito bowl or soft tacos if you’re watching your weight. mmmm! Oops, got to go eat now. Everybody go have one this week in support!

  5. I wish this company all the best…they are one of the few that actually mean what they say when it comes to having integrity.

    And that is a rare and precious commodity whatever the product.

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