Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.72
Liaison Philip Mansfield
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Carleton University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.36 / 4.00 David Van Dyk
District Manager
Dining Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
9

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:
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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:

We do not run the convenience store; the one on campus is run by CUSA (Carleton University Student Association) and their organization serves Fair Trade coffee/tea at all of their outlets and sell other Fair Trade products at their campus convenience store.


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

Carleton University Dining Services is dedicated to measuring, reporting, and increasing their sustainable purchases on an annual basis. Dining services works closely with the office of sustainability on relevant initiatives that would benefit the whole campus community. Certified Fair Trade coffee, MSC / BAP certified seafood and Rainforest Alliance teas are staple items on campus, and a new focus on engaging with Ottawa area suppliers will soon show progress in support for local products and an even greater selection of certified sustainable products. We use local produce and meat distributors and engage with smaller businesses such as bakeries (i.e. Rideau Bakery) and specialty shops for specific items and catering needs.


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

Aramark has a sophisticated product tracking system which allows us to report virtually every purchase made in our operation. Whenever we require information on procurement patterns, reports can be generated detailing purchase volumes and total spend for any particular item, anywhere in the country. This system allows us to quickly pull up information regarding where we have room to use more sustainable practices and what components of our business need improvement


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
4759873.26 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 Yes
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions No No

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

By the end of 2013, 95% of our seafood was contracted sustainably as per Marine Stewardship Council, Best Aquaculture Practices, OceanWise Certifications, and identified as sustainable by the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. Currently, dining services is working with the student community and the office of sustainability to obtain Fair Trade Campus designation.


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

Carleton University’s Campus Master Plan available at: http://carleton.ca/fmp/campus-master-plan/ which includes information about goals to do with environmental responsibility and sustainable development

Site on buying local and sustainable: http://carleton.ca/fmp/2014/buy-local-sustainable/

A Strategic Plan for Embedding Sustainability into Carleton University Operations Page 11 (Dining Services) available at: http://carleton.ca/fmp/wp-content/uploads/Sustainability_Strategic_Plan_-_Updated_May_2013.pdf

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