Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Kenman Wong
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Bruce Congdon
Corporate Social Responsibility, Beef Sourcing, Chipotle, Business Ethics, Animal Welfare, Environmental Impact
This project is a Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill that seeks to answer the question: has Chipotle adequately and honestly incorporated Corporate Social Responsibility and stakeholder value creation into their beef sourcing? Industrialized beef production has changed the way we live, making meat more accessible and affordable than ever. In order to provide such a large quantity of beef, sacrifices have been made regarding our health, animal wellbeing, and the environment. Chipotle Mexican Grill claims to source their beef differently, patenting the phrase Food with Integrity. Ultimately, this project will determine whether or not Chipotle provides value for their stakeholders in regards to their beef sourcing, and will be organized into three major categories: consumer health, animal welfare, and environmental impact.
Wilford, Megan, "Understanding Beef as a Business: A Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill" (2016). Honors Projects. 59.