Why hasn’t Chipotle signed?
Like many corporations before it, Chipotle has offered a number of excuses, many demonstrably false or misleading, and has attempted to circumvent the CIW with its own, half-hearted plan. They have said, essentially, “Trust us, we’re doing it right”. But without signing the agreement, Chipotle has no way of knowing if the growers they’re purchasing from meet CIW’s standards. In fact, a recent audit by the Fair Food Standards Council revealed Chipotle was paying a smaller premium than it should have been.