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Chipotle Mexican Grill, a popular fast-casual restaurant chain, is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The company currently reports on GHGs relevant to its scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, including CO2, CH4, and N2O. In 2022, Chipotle reported 137,178 MT CO2e for Scope 1 emissions, 141,433 MT CO2e for Scope 2 emissions (location-based), and 69,559 MT CO2e for Scope 2 emissions (market-based). The total direct emissions for the year amounted to 206,737 MT CO2e.

Chipotle established a goal to achieve a minimum 5% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2022, with a broader objective of a 50% reduction in Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions by 2030, using a 2019 baseline. The current progress indicates a commendable 13% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions, although there is a notable 26% increase in Scope 3 emissions.

Chipotle has taken steps to reduce its emissions and continuously seeks ways to reduce its carbon footprint. Chipotle has already made investments to elevate delivery services and reduce emissions from on-road vehicles. The company is also exploring opportunities to push innovation in low-carbon fuels and evaluating compostable and recyclable materials to reduce waste and lower its environmental impact.

Chipotle acknowledges the importance of considering other significant air emissions as it develops its climate strategy. The company is committed to maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local water regulations, indicating its focus on responsible water management.

Chipotle actively explores energy efficiency opportunities, utilizing alternative low-carbon resources and renewable energy for a cleaner future. Significant efforts have been made to minimize energy use in restaurant designs, leading to a saving of approximately 65,000 MWh in 2022 through energy management systems, equivalent to powering over 6,100 homes for a year.

In conclusion, Chipotle Mexican Grill is committed to lowering GHG emissions and minimizing its carbon footprint. The company's investments in sustainable practices, including energy efficiency, responsible water management, and waste reduction, showcase its dedication to environmental sustainability.

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