Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.47
Liaison Debbie Andres
Submission Date Aug. 26, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

San Jose State University
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 4.00 Kristen Wonder
Sustainability Coordinator
Spartan Dining
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
15

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:

Attached is a sample of our sustainable produce purchases for the Dining Commons. Other local and community based food and beverage purchases include a chicken vendor, all bread and pastries, and dairy. Third party verified food and beverage purchases include all of our tea (organic), coffee (Fair Trade Certified), a chicken vendor (American Humane Certified), our yogurt (USDA Certified Organic), and our seafood (either MSC Certified of follows the Monterey Bay Aquarium best choices).


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:

Spartan Shops is committed to integrating environmental responsibility into our food sourcing, practices, and products we purchase to support a sustainable SJSU community. When making a food and beverage purchases, we strive to make sustainable choices if we can ensure that the costs for the campus community are reasonable.


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

We use the Real Food Challenge Calculator to track/inventory our sustainable food and beverage purchases.


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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises Yes 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 No
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:
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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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