Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.15
Liaison Laura Young
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Michigan State University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 6.00 Carla Iansiti
Sustainability Officer
Culinary Services
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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):

Inventory of products was conducted by the consolidation of data sets including: internal product data, supplier requested information, cross referenced and verified with internal purchase/sales actuals from the 2019-2020 fiscal year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020).

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 Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$10 million or more

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

The Sustainable Food Procurement Guide seeks to clarify to the campus community what is important to MSU as we strive to make increasingly responsible choices in foodservice sourcing. This includes students, faculty, support staff and alumni. Additionally, vendors may choose to utilize the guide as a means to educate themselves on MSU’s current practices and how we work to increase access and diversify our supply chain. In 2020, RHS was recognized by NACUFS for its efforts with a gold award for sustainable procurement. http://eatatstate.msu.edu/news/nacufsaward2020

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

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