Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 6.00 Mary Liang
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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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):

Calculations were made after manually combing through 12 months of invoices (July 2020 - June 2021), and cross referencing vendor lists of third-party certified, and plant-based foods.

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

Housing & Dining Services works with our food distributor to purchase third-party certified and plant-based foods when possible, always working to balance cost for students with quality products. Our produce specifications require vendors to bid and supply sustainable foods when available and reasonably priced.

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

This data was collected based on purchasing inventories provided by Housing and Dining Services and the Lory Student Center for fiscal year 2021 (June 2020 - July 2021). For each month, products that were designated as third-party certified and/or plant-based (as determined by AASHE criteria). Products were counted as organic or otherwise third party verified if they explicitly mentioned it on the label or if the vendor identified that product as organic or otherwise third party verified.

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