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Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pomona College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Schmidt
SIO Staff
Sustainability Integration Office
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
25.03

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:

See uploaded sample.


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:

Pomona College transitioned from contract food service to self operated dining facilities in 2011. One of the primary reasons for this change was to ensure that the College could offer students, faculty and staff food that is not only appetizing and nutritious, but also sustainability and ethically produced. During their time in operation, the new team has started sourcing some certified MSC fish, humanely-raised and antibiotic free meat, local and/or organic hand fruit and vegetables, fair trade organic beverages, locally-made bread and bagels, and many other local and/or organic items.


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

While Dining is self-operated, it purchases food and beverage through many vendors. Dining services requires that these vendors track local, organic and 3rd party certified products. The reports are sent to the staff at the Sustainability Office on campus, and analyzed for internal and external reporting.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2135526.81 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 No No
Franchises --- No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
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) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification Yes
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

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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