Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

MacEwan University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.24 / 4.00 Susan Cooper
Coordinator, Hospitality Services
Retail & Campus Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
31

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:

Seasonal local purchasing for produce supported by seasonally focused menus.
Local source farms include Prairie Mushrooms for local mushrooms year round; grower owned Pik n Pak produce for hot house tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants from 3 local greenhouses (Doef’s, TF, Gull Valley) year round; Micro greens and Lettuce from Lyalta Gardens greenhouses; Little Potato Company; Haarsma Farms part of Edmonton Potato Growers; and a variety of other local vegetables and fruit aggregated by Edmonton Based Sun Fresh Foods.
Seafood only from vendors certified by SeaChoice Seafood or Vancouver Aquarium OceanWise program. http://www.freshforward.ca/index.html
100% Alberta beef sourced for our burger and other primals
Dairy: Fluid Milk, whole and liquid egg (Dairyland - Edmonton)
Support of local businesses including:
Cheemo Perogies
Local Honey from Golden Acres
Fair Trade and Organic Coffee available at Starbucks and C-Store
Hygaard Foods (Gloria's Sandwiches/Quality Fast Foods) - EDMONTON
Berry Ridge Orchard (Saskatoons) - GIBBONS
Burnbrae Farms (Whole/Liquid Eggs) - CALGARY
Carmen Creek (Hormone/Additive Free Bison) - CALGARY
Old Dutch Foods (Potato Chips) - TABER
Frito Lay (Potato Chips) - TABER
Crust Craft (Pizza 73 Dough) - EDMONTON
Little Potato Company (Potato Products) - EDMONTON
Nossack Fine Meats (Processed Deli Meats) - RED DEER
Prairie Mushrooms SHERWOOD PARK
Spring Creek (Hormone & Antibiotic Free Beef) - VEGREVILLE
WOW Factor (Desserts/Squares) - EDMONTON
McCain Foods (Fries/Onion Rings) - TABER
Canada Bread (Bakery) - CALGARY
Centennial Meats (Bacon, Primal) - CALGARY
WBS Bakery (Muffins, Loaves, Scones) - EDMONTON
Big Rock Brewery (Beer) - CALGARY Alberta Fancy Sausage (Jerky) - CALGARY
Audrey's Bakery (Pastries) - CALGARY
Bento Sushi (Sushi) - CALGARY
Transcend Coffee - EDMONTON
SUSTAINABLE SNACKS
Numi Teas (plus Fair Trade)
Oskri Bars
Kind Healthy Grain Bars
Cliff Bars (plus Organic)
Nak'd Bars (Raw Fruits and Nuts)
Honey Bars
Rice Works (Platinum LEED company)
Taste of Nature Bars
Sunrype Fruit & Veg Bars
Camino Chocolate Bars (Fair Trade certified)
Dairy Milk Chocolate Bars


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)?:
No

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:
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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:

N/A


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

31% of purchases are third party verified and/or locally sourced.


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

To track these purchases, ARAMARK uses their purchasing tracking system. Products within this system continue to be coded at a central head office level by Sustainability and Supply Chain personnel for key attributes, including:
- Province of Origin
- Province of Processing
- Sustainable Attributes including: Fair Trade, RFA, MSC, ACC, OceanWise, Local Food Plus, Organic Certified

Purchasing for operations focuses on four key areas:
o Locally Grown, Raised and Produced Foods
o Ecologically Produced and Humanely Raised Foods
o Sustainable Seafood
o Socially Responsible Products (e.g., Fair Trade Certified / Rainforest Alliance Certified)

All of the information provided, including purchasing metrics, has been verified by ARAMARK’s head office and sustainability personnel, and are accurate to the best of their knowledge. Tina Horsley (horsley-tina@aramark.ca) and Michael Yarymowich (Yarymowich-michael@aramark.ca) are the Corporate Sustainability contacts who can respond to any further questions regarding the data or clarification. ARAMARK was ranked as one of Canada's greenest employers in 2014 (http://www.canadastop100.com/environmental/). Additional information can be found at www.liveitgood.ca.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,032,252 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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

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:

n/a


The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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