Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-T2-6: Guidelines for Franchisees

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sabrina Pashtan
Sustainability Coordinator
Dining Services
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Has the institution adopted sustainability policies or guidelines for food service franchisees operating on campus?:

A brief description of the guidelines for franchisees:

In our partnerships with franchisees, Dining Services has enacted an unwritten set of general guidelines in terms of what we expect with sustainable operations and procurement. All of our franchisees are requested to use the most environmentally friendly disposable tableware, including those made from compostable materials or are recyclable as an alternative. We also require that our franchisees do not use trans-fats. Food waste and compostables are collected at almost every dining location on campus, so this is another guideline for our franchisees. They must allow us to use proper receptacles and procedures for the collection of both compostables and recyclables.

Raising Cane’s, one of our franchisees, opened in 2009 as the first in their specific chain to reject the use of Styrofoam and trans-fats.

The website URL where information about the guidelines is available:

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