Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.57
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2020

STARS v2.2

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.01 / 6.00 Angie Hill
Auxiliary 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):

Data Source provided by Chartwell's, IUPUI's exclusive on campus food provider for all venues. Data is for period, October 2019 - September 2020.

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 No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

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:

See Chartwells HigherEd Sustainability:

- Buy Local: Supporting the preservation of the American family farm, reducing the carbon foot print of our supply chain and giving back to the local communities are central to our core values. In collaboration with our partners at the Institute for Agricultural Trade policy, we are seeking to reduce our dependence on factory farming and to partner with qualified local and regional growers to encourage our units to develop relationships with local farms whenever possible. Our goal is to develop partnerships with 2013 American family farms by 2013. Chartwells also has a partnership with the IUPUI Organic Gardens, supporting produce grown on campus that is utilized for the on campus fresh produce market, use by the Campus Kitchen at IUPUI, Paws' Pantry and supplements Chartwell's food preparations.

- Sustainable Oceans: Compass Group is committed to protecting the threatened global fish supply. In collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program we established a landmark purchasing policy in 2006 that removes unsustainable wild and farmed seafood from our menus. We are working diligently to engage the salmon, shrimp and tilapia aquaculture industry to implement sustainable methods of production using open and frequent dialog paired with specific goals and timelines. Our goal is to remove 500,000 lbs of unsustainable farmed seafood over a 3 year period ending 2013.
o Social and ecological certified coffee: Coffee production can have a tremendous impact on the social or environmental well being of the countries where it is produced. Responsible production methods are certified in a variety of ways including Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, Shade Grown and Organic. We encourage our units to offer a responsible choice based on client and guest preference and availability from the coffee partner.

- Certified Humane/Cage Free Eggs: Because of our commitment to the humane care of farm animals, we offer only HFAC certified Cage Free shell eggs nationwide.

Things we do every day at IUPUI to support sustainable operations:
-Serve cage-free shell eggs
-Support and purchase from local farms
-RGBH-free milk
-Trans-fat free oils
-Reduced antibiotic poultry
-Only serve seafood on the Monterey Bay Seafood safe list - (https://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides)
-Fair trade coffee options
-Trayless dining
-Implement training and education for employees on how to operate sustainably
-Develop educational materials for guests on how everyone can make an impact

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

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