March 9, 2017 // Boston, MA – Trillium Asset Management is pleased to announce that it has successfully withdrawn two shareholder proposals, filed on behalf of our clients, at Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG); one on sustainability reporting and one on minimum wage reform.
Trillium has withdrawn its shareholder proposal on sustainability reporting, co-filed alongside Domini Impact Investments and Reynders McVeigh Capital Management. Following constructive dialogue, Chipotle has committed to publishing a comprehensive sustainability report covering material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, which will likely include the company’s management strategies and performance related to food safety, supply chain management, responsible food sourcing and energy, water, and waste management, among others.
Chipotle will also include a discussion of its key public policy efforts, including its position on minimum wage reform in this new sustainability report, which satisfies the requests made in the shareholder proposal on minimum wage reform allowing us to withdraw this proposal as well.
Trillium will continue our dialogue with Chipotle as it works to develop the new sustainability report, including its discussion around wages.
We commend Chipotle for engaging in productive dialogue and making meaningful commitments to sustainability reporting and minimum wage reform. We believe this added transparency will benefit the Company and its shareholders.
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