Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.83 / 6.00 Peter Maher
Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef
UAS - Dining Services
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.40

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
60.31

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):

CI's Dining Services provided invoices for purchases made in April and October of 2019, as a representative sample of food and beverage purchasing. Sustainability staff analyzed the invoices to identify qualified products based on the STARS Food and Beverage Purchasing categories. All plant-based and sustainably or ethically produced foods were categorized and consolidated into the STARS Food and Beverage Purchasing Inventory template.


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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$1 million - $4.9 million

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

CI's Dining Services is actively working to increase sustainable food and beverage purchasing. Starting this year, nearly all coffee purchased is certified by Rainforest Alliance, much of the fish purchased meets Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch standards and 60% of produce is purchased within 250 miles of campus.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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