Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 6.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.51

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
7.20

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):

Chartwells provided the total annual expenditures on food and beverages. They also provided the breakdown of plant-based and sustainably/ethically produced.

Timeframe: July 2018 - June 2019


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 No 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:
$1 million - $4.9 million

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

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports are generated quarterly through Chartwells' MyFinance and MyResults platforms. Sustainability scorecards are designed to help grow our sustainability commitment based on quantifiable data; to measure and report on our successes and to help adjust our strategies when we are challenged by the results.

The scorecard details the specific purchasing criteria of our sustainability initiatives which include:
• Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) certified cage free shell eggs
• Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) free dairy (Milk & Yogurt)
• Reduced antibiotic poultry (Turkey & Chicken)
• Sustainable seafood
• Fair Trade/Eco Certified coffee


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