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Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

American University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kyle Johnson
Sustainability Chef
Dining
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
3.73
+ Date Revised: June 20, 2016
+ Date Revised: June 30, 2016

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Based on a sample for one quarter with a $833,762 spend.
Local & Community Based: $22,615 - 2.71%
Sustainable verified animal products: $8,469 - $1.02%

+ Date Revised: June 30, 2016

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
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A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

AU Dining is committed to:
• Implementing Energy and Water Conservation practices
• Purchase only compostable disposable Products
• Use only Daily Green Cleaning Products
• Divert 100% of Fryer Oil Waste
• Increasing Sustainable Food purchases each year

AU Dining Services has made responsible purchasing of locally-grown and third-party certified foods a high priority. Current goals include working to ensure that as much local, seasonal produce as possible is captured. AU Dining Services serves exclusively Humane Certified cage-free eggs, and all the coffee served in residential dining rooms, catering and convenience stores is organic and fair trade.

• We’ve taken important steps to make sure our purchases are made in a responsible and ethical way, including:
• Providing a wide spectrum of responsibly sourced food products, such as sustainably sourced seafood, humanely raised proteins and fair-trade, certified coffee.
• Adopting animal welfare principles and purchasing commitments that address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products served across our operations.
• Offering clients and customers fresh, safe, whole foods that are raised, grown, and harvested in a sustainable manner, whenever possible.
• Sourcing products locally, supporting local farmers and fisheries while reducing transportation fuel and emissions
• Using environmentally preferable products, like reusable or compostable to-go containers.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Food and beverage purchases are tracked throughout the year by our vendors. Our sustainability chef, Kyle Johnson, compiles the data to provide us with the annual expenditures.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
4056199.32 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises Yes No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

Data used to calculate the percentage is from September 2015-November 2015.

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