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Liaison Douglas Alexander
Submission Date July 14, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Old Dominion University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter DeAngelo Thorpe
Intern
Environmental Health and Safety
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
85

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:
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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)?:
No

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:
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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:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Monarch Dining purchases food and beverage through Sysco Corporation, the largest foodservice distributor in North America. Sysco Corporation distributes frozen foods, various canned and dry foods, fresh and frozen meats, seafood and poultry, imported specialties, and fresh produce. Monarch Dining’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program is determined by where Sysco Corporation’s vendors are located.

Vendors’ cities within a 250 mile radius from Old Dominion University include: Siler City, North Carolina; Mount Olive, North Carolina; Dudley, North Carolina; Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania; Jessup, Maryland; Wyoming, Delaware; Baltimore, Maryland; Hunt Valley, Pennsylvania; Roanoke, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; Westover, Maryland; and Laurel, Delaware. Monarch Dining does have a commitment to increase level of sustainable food offerings, with a yearly growth goal of 5%.

8% of ODU Monarch Dining's food purchasing (from 9/1/2010-5/31/11) is local.


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

Old Dominion University's Dining Services have been gradually making strides toward sustainable food practices and standards. Aramark has made a commitment to purchasing responsibly. Addressing a broad spectrum of issues that impact the treatment of animals, they are currently working to eliminate painful procedures with suppliers, crate free veal and pork products, and cage free eggs.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
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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 --- ---
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor --- ---
Franchises --- ---
Convenience stores --- ---
Vending services --- ---
Concessions --- ---

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

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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