Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.89
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Saint Mary's College of California
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.08 / 4.00 Matt Carroll
General Manager, Sodexo
Food Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
39.10

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 attached 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)?:
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:
39.10

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:

(see attached sample above)


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

From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.

This commitment was formalized with Sodexo's Better Tomorrow Plan. The Better Tomorrow Plan includes 14 commitments for a brighter future by focusing on three key priorities: health, community and planet.


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

SMC's vendor, Sodexo, tracks all food purchases, through their "LeanPath" tracking tool, which tracks sourcing location (e.g., locally sourced), waste avoided, as well as third-party certified (such as Fair Trade, Sustainable Fish and Seafood, Organic, natural meat products).


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,560,471 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 No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No 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 No
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:

Rainforest Alliance
Global Sullivan Principles
Marine Stewardship Council
TransFair USA
Canada and Fair Trade America
USDA Certified Organic
Fair Trade Labeling Organization (FLO) International


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

Saint Mary's College uses a single contractor (Sodexo) operating all food services on campus, including our main dining hall, cafe and concessions at athletics. As a result, we are using our 39.1% figure in both part 1 and part 2 of this report.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.