Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

McGill University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.10 / 6.00 Karen Oberer
Sustainability Officer
McGill Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
4.70

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
27.36

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 represented in the inventory has been collected from the most recent Student Housing and Hospitality Services Food Sourcing Report (2017-2018). The report presents the amount of local, sustainable food and beverage that was served on campus during the 2017-2018 academic year, from September 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018, at all Self Operated and Chartwells (Compass food service provider) managed locations, excluding independent locations, Starbucks’ prepared foods and an unknown portion of Premiere Moisson’s purchasing.


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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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 Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services Yes 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:
$5 million - $9.9 million

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

SHHS makes efforts to purchase from local, community-based producers and processors as well as from third-party verified producers and processors. For local and community-based food, SHHS attempts to purchase from cooperatives and family run businesses, ensuring revenue is used to benefit farmers and communities and not special interests. Third party certifications are assessed through expert consultations.


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