Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison William Clancey
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
OP-7: Low Impact Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 3.00 John Kerr
Food Services Director
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Percentage of total dining services food purchases comprised of conventionally produced animal products:

A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory expenditures on animal products:

Aramark distinguishes conventional vs. non- conventional animal products through third party certifications. Products without a certification are considered conventional, as Aramark does not make their own claims about what is/is not sustainable. Aramark uses a product tracking database where they can track through suppliers methods of sourcing these types of products.

Does the institution offer diverse, complete-protein vegan dining options at all meals in at least one dining facility on campus?:

Does the institution provide labels and/or signage that distinguishes between vegan, vegetarian (not vegan), and other items?:

Are the vegan options accessible to all members of the campus community?:

A brief description of the vegan dining program, including availability, sample menus, signage and any promotional activities (e.g. “Meatless Mondays”):

Aramark ensures they have a vegan substitution for the protein, on our home zone in our residence dining facility with every meal. They also have a rotating complete protein program and in retail locations, there is always a vegan option. There is a dedicated vegan station at lunch and dinner at South Village Dining Hall. Aramark also hosts Meatless Monday's.

A brief description of other efforts the institution has made to reduce the impact of its animal-derived food purchases:

The website URL where information about the vegan dining program is available:
Annual dining services expenditures on food:
1,482,232 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on conventionally produced animal products:
676,389 US/Canadian $

Annual dining services expenditures on sustainably produced animal products:
24,908 US/Canadian $

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