Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.39
Liaison Christine Pinkham
Submission Date March 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

British Columbia Institute of Technology
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.22 / 6.00
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
1.49

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
37.70

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

The STARS 2.2 Food and Beverage Purchasing Inventory template was used to document food and beverage purchases from June 2019 to May 2020.

Data feeds from food distributors accounted for the vast majority of data. This data provides line item information necessary to classify purchases as plant based or ethically sourced. In addition, some data was taken from the general ledger of these units. This data does not have line item information, but was considered ethically sourced only where units purchased solely certified items (e.g. a vendor that only sells these units RFA/FT coffee beans). Similarly, transactions from the general ledger were considered plant based only where a vendor sells solely commodities such as produce, coffee beans or teas. Seasonal variation does not need to be accounted for as the “sample data” included all transactions from the relevant periods.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services Yes No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
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Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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