Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.13
Liaison Bridget Flynn
Submission Date March 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Oberlin College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 4.00 Rick Panfil
General Manager
Campus Dining Services/Bon Appétit Management Company
"---" 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:
An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

Oberlin Local defined and supporting local economy, artisans', and nurturing town gown as much as possible within 150 miles
AG ACESS 100%
BOWMAN AND LANDES TURKEYS INC 100%
NEW CREATION FARMS , PORK, BEEF, ALL C.H. G.C.F. 100%
COUNTRYSIDE FOODS LLC 38%
CARUSO'S COFFEE F.T. LOCALLY ROASTED 100%
FRUITIQUE INC 100%
GIBSONS 100%
HAGEN GROUP INC THE TOMATOES TOLEDO DEFORTELLI BRAND 100%
JORGENSONS APIARY HONEY 100%
PREMIER PRODUCE 13%
MILLER ORCHARDS 100%
NEW AGRARIAN CENTER 100%
SCHWEBEL BAKING 100%
SEBALLOS BAKING 100%
CITY FRESH / GREEN CITY GROWERS CLEVELAND HOLMES COUNTY 100%
VANKAMPEN FOODS 100%
CIFT - FROZEN LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS 100%
CHEFS GARDEN HURON 100%
GROBERS FRUIT FARM 100%
FENICKS CORN FARM 100%
VELVET VIEW YOGURT 100%


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)?:
Yes

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:
29

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:
An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

Oberlin Local defined and supporting local economy, artisans', and nurturing town gown as much as possible within 150 miles
AG ACESS 100%
BOWMAN AND LANDES TURKEYS INC 100%
NEW CREATION FARMS , PORK, BEEF, ALL C.H. G.C.F. 100%
COUNTRYSIDE FOODS LLC 38%
CARUSO'S COFFEE F.T. LOCALLY ROASTED 100%
FRUITIQUE INC 100%
GIBSONS 100%
HAGEN GROUP INC THE TOMATOES TOLEDO DEFORTELLI BRAND 100%
JORGENSONS APIARY HONEY 100%
PREMIER PRODUCE 13%
MILLER ORCHARDS 100%
NEW AGRARIAN CENTER 100%
SCHWEBEL BAKING 100%
SEBALLOS BAKING 100%
CITY FRESH / GREEN CITY GROWERS CLEVELAND HOLMES COUNTY 100%
VANKAMPEN FOODS 100%
CIFT - FROZEN LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS 100%
CHEFS GARDEN HURON 100%
GROBERS FRUIT FARM 100%
FENICKS CORN FARM 100%
VELVET VIEW YOGURT 100%


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

The dining halls at Oberlin College do more than feed students and staff. Through progressive procurement policies, including an extensive Farm to Fork program, sustainable seafood principles, animal proteins free of human-therapeutic growth hormones and antibiotics, socially-aligned coffee choices and cage-free eggs, Oberlin College and Bon Appétit Management Company provide nutritious meals that invest in nearby farms, dairies, ranches and aquaculture operations, preserve the bounty of our oceans, lakes and fields so they can feed future generations, and provide sufficient incomes to food producers so they can live with dignity. Environmentally-conscious resource initiatives help prevent waste and preserve our natural resources. The Oberlin College campus has used fair-trade coffee exclusively since 2001. There are a range of other efforts. Recently, BAMCO switched to pork raised without gestation crates, since 2016.

More at:
http://www.oberlin.edu/cds/social/
http://www.bamco.com/sourcing/


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

Bon Appétit Management Company has a proprietary program called C.O.R. (Circle of Responsibility) reports which tracks purchases and are analyzed for farm to fork scores.

With the signing of the Real Food Challenge, a team of students analyze dining purchases for two months of each year, to determine percentages of purchases that are considered "real food."


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2875000 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 Yes
Concessions Yes No

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status Yes
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) ---
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification Yes
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) Yes

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

•Bottled water ban, since 1999
•Supporting local agriculture companywide, since 1999
•Serving only seafood that meets Seafood Watch sustainability guidelines, since 2002
•Reducing antibiotic use in farm animals, since 2003
•Serving only rBGH-free milk, since 2003

•Offering 100% cage-free shell eggs, since 2005
•Tackling food’s role in climate change, since 2007
•Upholding farmworkers’ rights, since 2009
•Serving only humanely raised ground beef, since 2012
•Phasing out all pork raised with gestation crates, by 2015
*Real food challenge of 40% RF by 2020


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

Around 25% is local food, purchased within 150 miles from vendors that make less than five million annually. That number continues to grow as Oberlin makes contacts with local farmers. Oberlin and BAMCO are increasing the number of third-party certified foods as well. Fair trade is 3.5% of total sales.

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