Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.46
Liaison Delicia Nahman
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Lehigh University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.53 / 6.00 Bruce Christine
GM
Dining Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures on products that are third party verified under one or more recognized food and beverage sustainability standards or Local & Community-Based:
10

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (expenditures on conventional animal products)? (If data is not available, respond “No”):
Yes

Percentage of total dining services food and beverage expenditures on conventional animal products (meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, and dairy products that do NOT qualify in either the Third Party Verified or Local & Community-Based category):
41.15

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program, including how the sustainability impacts of products in specific categories are addressed (e.g. meat, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, dairy, produce, tea/coffee):

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.


An inventory of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchases that includes for each product: the description/type; label, brand or producer; and the category in which it is being counted and/or a description of its sustainability attribute(s):
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

We are using the Real Food Challenge Calculator to track our food purchasing.
We used Sodexo Purchasing Division Database for Lehigh University Dining for 2 months of the year 2016-2017, of 2 of our most representative dining centers. To account for seasonal variation, the months of research were October 2016 & February 2017.


Percentage of total dining services expenditures on Real Food A (0-100):
1

Percentage of total dining services expenditures on Real Food B (0-100):
9

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
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g. national or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions Yes Yes

A brief description of purchased food and beverage products that have other sustainability attributes not recognized above :
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Additional percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures on conventional products with other sustainability attributes not recognized above (0-100) :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Based on the tools available to us and track our success, we estimate the above are accurate

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.