Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.36
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date June 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.22 / 4.00 Randy Kruse
Bon Appetit Supervisor
Dining Hall
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
30.42

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

Bon Appetit demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability through its food and beverage purchasing program. The food service provider exclusively serves cage-free eggs, rGBH-free milk, seafood that meets Seafood Watch sustainability guidelines, humanely raised ground beef, and pork raised without gestation crates. Bon Appitit purchases locally when seasonally possible and aims to spend at least twenty cents of every dollar on its network of Farm to Fork suppliers.


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

In April of 2013, students collaborated with dining service personnel to conduct a two-week long audit of Bon Appetit expenditures using Real Food Calculator criteria. Studying Bon Appetite invoices, the students systematically analyzed the quality of the various products being purchased and generated quantitative data based on local, ecological, fair trade, and humane expenditures. In spring of 2015, students will conduct another audit of Bon Appetite utilizing the Real Food Calculator. This audit will be approximately 2 months and is facilitate by the Office of Sustainability, which provides students positions and stipends for the audit.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,808,715 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 No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

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

Many of the college's Food and Beverage purchases meet the Sandards and Certifications noted on page 143 of the Technical Manual and are listed with their affiliation below as well as with specific product names in the "copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases" above. Certifications of various purchased products include:
Rainforest Alliance Certified
Fair Trade Certified
Non-GMO Certified
Gluten Free Certified
Certified Organic

In addition to that list, Bon Appetite purchases fish that meets the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.


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

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