Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 30.68
Liaison Adam Ryburn
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Oklahoma City University
OP-13: Vendor Code of Conduct

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Zach Parker
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Does the institution have and act on a vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy that sets expectations about the social and environmental responsibility of vendors with whom the institution does business?:

The website URL where the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy is posted :
A copy of the vendor code of conduct or equivalent policy:

A brief description of programs and strategies institution has implemented to ensure the code is followed, including a brief description of instances when vendor code of conduct has changed purchasing behavior within the last five years, if applicable:

The URL isn't for a vendor code of conduct, but it is relevant information about Sodexo. The information is pasted below:

Food Alliance

Sodexo is committed to improving the quality of daily life for people, whenever and wherever they come together. To that end, Sodexo was one of the first contract food service companies to partner with Food Alliance. This non-profit organization promotes sustainable agriculture by recognizing and rewarding farmers who produce food in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways. Together, Sodexo and Food Alliance take responsibility for educating our customers and others in the food system about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.

Every day, we make choices in the food we buy and the food we eat. This directly impacts our lives- not just what we eat, but the water we drink, the air we breathe and the health of our communities.

Our Food Alliance guiding principles are:

Protecting and conserving water resources
Protecting and enhancing soil resources
Conserving and recycling nutrients
Reducing the environmental and health impacts of pesticides by practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Conserving and enhancing wildlife habitat
Providing safe and fair working conditions for our employees and our families
Producing Food Alliance certified crops without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO's)
Provide healthy and humane care for livestock
Continually improving farming/ranching practices

Below are just some of the practices implemented at Oklahoma City University:

Recycling of all food service fryer grease
Elimination of cafeteria trays, resulting in a 15% reduction in waste
Participation in OCU Campus Wide Recycling: Also, Sodexo is proud to be involved in the new campus-wide recycling program at OCU. Take a look at the proposal submitted.
Implementation of biodegradable food containers in cafeteria and Alvin's retail unit

New Projects:

Composting and Community Garden
Aspretto Coffee in The Caf: 100% Trans Fair, Fair Trade Certified and 100% Arabica beans
Aspretto Coffee
Aspretto Tea in The Caf: USDA Certified Organic and Ethically sourced tea.
Aspretto Tea

Sodexo is committed to social responsibility, especially those surrounding our food supply. Everyday we make food choices. And, whenever possible, we will select foods that meet or exceed the standards set forth with the Food Alliance. So, be sure to look for the Food Alliance seal. It's better for you; better for the environment and better for our farmers. Please help us to improve the quality of daily life for the communities we serve.

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