CHIPOTLE DUMPS THE BOY SCOUTS
According to THINK PROGRESS, Chipotle has canceled their sponsorship of a Utah Boy Scouts event.
Chipotle states that sponsoring the Utah Scout-A-Rama event violated the company’s non-discrimination policies.
In an email, company spokesman Chris Arnold wrote:
By way of follow up, we have terminated our sponsorship of this event.
As I mentioned yesterday, community support decisions like this are made in a decentralized way and this one was inconsistent with our own policy. We believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do, and we have reinforced our policy with the team that makes these decisions to try to prevent similar issues in the future.
The decision puts Chipotle back in line with its corporate charitable giving policy, which states that the company “will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or a group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.”