Sustainability Series

Making Waves in Water Conservation

what we're doing in our restaurants to help conserve one of the world's most precious resources
what we're doing in our restaurants to help conserve one of the world's most precious resources

Water is an invaluable part of our business at Chipotle, so we're diligently looking for opportunities to conserve water. We're focused on reducing water usage at our restaurants by constantly making improvements in three main areas: Design, Facilities & Procedures
and Data Gathering.

Design

In the last few years, we've implemented some major water-saving changes to our restaurant design and equipment: 

facilities & Procedures

Our Facilities Team teaches our restaurant teams how to make simple repairs and perform basic, preventative maintenance on equipment to maximize efficiency and provide the best in-store experience for our customers. 

Data Gathering

The greatest tool we have for reducing Chipotle's water impact at the restaurant level is data. Our Environmental Impact Team pulls from multiple sources of data to uncover hidden opportunities for reducing water usage. 

one drop at a time

Water continues to be an important area of focus for Chipotle, as we work to reduce and improve our company's environmental impact. With an emphasis on how we design and maintain our restaurants, train our teams, and gather and communicate results, we're constantly working to create a more robust and impactful water stewardship program. Check out more from our Sustainability Series articles below to learn about other ways in which we're making moves towards better-for-the-world business in all that we do. 

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