Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.37 / 6.00 Scott Doyle
Energy Management and Sustainability
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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):

IC recently shifted to providing dining services "in-house." As a part of this we be able to better pull inventories of sustainability and ethically produced food products moving forward. For now, we are just able to provide documentation of plant-based foods that are listed in the attached as produce. We certainly have more plant-based and sustainable products though do not have the current ability to report on those added products.

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 No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes 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:

Ithaca College purchases its food products through the Performance Food Group (PFG) as does area higher ed institutions Cornell University and Cortland State. This buying collective offers opportunities to increase sustainable food and beverage purchases together.

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

In June 2019, Ithaca College decided not to renew its contract with our previous contracted dining operation, Sodexo. Prior to June '19, our partner was responsible for managing all information/data on food and beverage purchasing. IC now manages all information and data on food and beverage purchasing. Now knowing the updated requirements of STARS 2.2 - we anticipate the ability to better track food and beverage purchasing to be able to take advantage of points in this category.

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