The global foodservice industry experienced a 44% drop in company filings mentions of corporate governance in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Chipotle Mexican Grill with 4700% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 47 foodservice company filings. Corporate governance is an important part of ESG initiatives in most of the industries today including foodservice. GlobalData’s report ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Top Trends by Sector – Thematic Research assesses the impact of ESG by identifying key trends, company filings, and hiring pattern across 16 key sectors. Buy the report here.

Notably, corporate governance was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q2 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of digital payments and niche tourism, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the foodservice industry, Chipotle Mexican Grill had the greatest increase in references for corporate governance in Q2 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 48 corporate governance-related sentences in the company's filings - 2% of all sentences - and an increase of 4700% in Q2 2023 compared with Q2 2022. Starbucks’s mentions of corporate governance rose by 137% to 45 and DoorDash’s by 75% to 23 and McDonald's’s by 90% to 4.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for corporate governance in Q2 2023 was 125.

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This content was updated on 5 August 2023

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