Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.54
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2020

STARS v2.2

Elon University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 6.00 Carrie Ryan
Director
Auxiliary Services
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
15.30

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
12

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):

Elon Dining Services uses a combination of purchasing tracking software and weekly self-reporting to log 3rd party certified and plant-based purchases. All invoices are tracked and denoted based on STARS criteria. This allows the percentage of sustainable products to be calculated. The total cost of the invoice is entered into the spreadsheet which figures into the calculation of overall percentage of sustainable products purchased. The reported data represents September 2018 – May 2019.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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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 No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
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:

Elon Dining Services has identified suppliers that meet their purchasing guidelines that can provide plant-based and/or third-party certified products, locally when available. These products are purchased as available and needed. The purchases from these vendors are tracked weekly, and Elon Dining Services continues to seek vendors that can provide sustainable products and meet the required purchasing guidelines.


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