Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.53 / 6.00 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
0.87

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
16.08

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):

With the help of NC State Dining, an annual expenditures inventory was exported to complete an analysis of sustainably/ethically produced and plant-based foods. To determine sustainably/ethically produced food, research was completed to match items in the expenditures inventory with the eligible certifications provided by STARS. For the plant-based section of this credit, items from the expenditures inventory that did not meet the plant-based criteria provided by STARS were removed.


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 No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores Yes Yes
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:

NC State milk, which is produced on campus, is among the most sustainable purchases NC State makes. Dining also includes coffee beans roasted from Port City Java.


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