Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.30
Liaison Herbert Sinnock
Submission Date July 31, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Sheridan College (Ontario)
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.52 / 6.00 Elisabeth Connell
Acting Manager, Ancillary Services
Finance and Adminstration
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
Chartwells is committed to working with local and regional suppliers to provide and promote local seasonal products and menu choices, while ensuring our quality assurance standards are always met. Locally grown produce can represent up to 21% of Compass Group Canada’s total produce purchases available from suppliers and we continue to work on opportunities to increase this percentage.
Sheridan/Chartwells supports bakers and local artisans who make breads, specialty cakes, and pastries. We support the local farmers who supply our dairy products and seasonal produce whenever possible.

Organic; Third-party certified (USDA Certified Organic, Marine Stewardship Council Blue Ecolabel, Food Alliance, Fair Trade, Certified Humane Raised and Handled)

Chartwells at Sheridan continues to add organic products dependent upon their availability in the marketplace and at customers’ request. Some of the organic products purchased, (depending on availability,)can include coffee and tea, fruits and vegetables, yogurt, and salty and savoury snacks.

We proudly offer varieties of certified Fair Trade organic coffee and Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee within the Sheridan community. Chartwells at Sheridan is expecting to introduce soon, a line of Rainforest Alliance Certified whole leaf tea blends and herbal tisanes through one of the external brand partners also.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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