Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.47 / 4.00 Bruce Christine
GM
Dining Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
8.90

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Local Organic Produce
Local Meat
Fair Trade Chocolates, Bananas, Coffee, Tea
Local Dairy Products
Local Bakery Products
Local Prepackaged Retail Products


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
Yes

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
8.90

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

Local Organic Produce
Local Meat
Fair Trade Chocolates, Bananas, Coffee, Tea
Local Dairy Products
Local Bakery Products
Local Prepackaged Retail Products


A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

With 23 cost centers across campus, we purchase local, organic or sustainability sourced food and beverage when possible based on seasonality, availability and customer demand.
We offer an on-site Dietician for nutritional analysis and labeling of food/beverage products along with health information sessions/individual appointments.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Used Sodexo Purchasing Division Database for Lehigh University Dining


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
3,113,278 US/Canadian $

Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises Yes Yes
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions Yes Yes

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

Lehigh Dining and Lehigh University are working to achieve certification of MSC and Real Food Challenge in 2014-2015 calender year


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:
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Based on the tools available to us and track our success, we estimate the above are accurate

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