Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.54
Liaison Tom Hartzell
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Calvin University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.78 / 6.00 Ryan Hartman
Sous Chef
Dining Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

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

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):
Data for the amount of food purchased was obtained from Calvin Dining Services, the college's food and dining vendor. The vendor tabulated data for all food categories and supplied numbers for total mass purchased and locally sourced mass purchased.

A STARS/SIMAP reporting spreadsheet was used instead of the 'STARS Food and Beverage Purchasing Inventory template', this was considered the equivalent because it includes all the required categories plus additional that were needed for SIMAP reporting. Under the requirements 'Plant-based food' and 'Sustainably/Ethically Produced' a blank cell indicates 'no'.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

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 No ---
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

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:
Calvin Dining Services is:
Buying regional produce in season.
Supporting local organic farms.
Promoting eating “low on the food chain” for health and environmental reasons.
Minimizing the use of disposable dinnerware.
Working more closely with food suppliers to reduce packaging waste.
Implementing a reusable mug program with discounted drinks at retail locations.
Participating more actively in programs to contribute excess food to the homeless and needy.
Investigating composting projects.

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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