Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.01
Liaison Lindsay Walker
Submission Date Feb. 14, 2023

STARS v2.2

Humber College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.02 / 6.00 Lindsay Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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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):

Inventory conducted from total spent by Humber's main food service operator Chartwells and the student run culinary program Longos Faculty of Business for the time period of April 1st , 2021 – March 31st 2022. Chartwells staff filled out the inventory sheet, and for Longos FB, vendors provided velocity reports for the time frame. Our team then went through each product from both inventories and determined whether they would be plant-based following NOVA's guide. Only products for which the sustainable certifications were known by the vendor were included in the sustainable/ethically produced list.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, food service locations across campus were not operating as frequently as in previous reporting years. Food service began to resume at a closer to normal volume in September 2021.

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

The Longos Facultry of Business program culinary facilities and its food services division use vegetables and herbs from the college’s Food Learning Garden, located in the Arboretum, whenever available.

Humber’s main food service operator, Chartwells, is a proud supporter of sustainability, regarding sustainable food and beverage purchasing. The initiatives outlined in Chartwell’s Sustainability Plan address sustainable purchasing policies, Fair Trade purchasing policies, and local environmental programs. This includes a focus on local food, plant forward menu options, sustainable seafood, an emphasis on animal welfare, and ethically sourced products. The Buy Local program which engages and supports local communities by working with local vendors and farmers to bring their products to our dining halls, is an example of such initiatives. Working with local vendors and farmers in communities across Canada supports the Body.Community.Planet commitment to providing food that nourishes the body, strengthens the community, and respects the planet.

Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data provided is from Humber's main food service provider Chartwells and from Longos FB which represent the large majority of food vendors on campus that serve the Humber community.

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