Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.44
Liaison Rania Assariotaki
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

The American College of Greece
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.03 / 6.00 Ourania Assariotaki
Sustainability Manager
Office of Public Affairs
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
2.72

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
28.78

An inventory of food and beverage purchases that qualify as sustainably/ethically produced:
A brief description of the methodology used to conduct the inventory, including the timeframe and how representative samples accounted for seasonal variation (if applicable):

The info on the inventory has been filled out by our contractor, who indexed all individual food items of the service. Additionally, we have tracked down the certification per product crosschecked with the brand itself. Furthermore, in accordance to policies, companies of contractor-purchased packaged food use local products to support local communities. Also, Greece is at a great extent an agricultural driven economy. Its needs are covered at a 95% (and more) by its produce on agricultural products.which is based on small community co-operatives and individual medium to small scale farming and growing (with large scale farming, which is not used by our contractor, and reserved mainly for exported goods) only constituting 1.2% of the total and with an average standard output per holding of 175,383 EUR) (Ref. .Eurostat (FSS — farm structure survey)}


Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the inventory/assessment?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes Yes
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes Yes
Concessions No No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
Less than $500,000

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

Sustainable food and beverage are provided by third-party contractors (adhering to College Procurement policy). Their core purchasing policy mandates food & beverage purchases from local providers. Also, we have crosschecked certification of the products with the production company itself apart from the certification provided by the suppliers.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The inventory has been filled-out by our contractor. Since ISO standards are not eligible for STARS standards, as this is the standards that the suppliers of our catering provider have, we have crosschecked each product based on the certification of the production company bears for set contract.
Furthermore, in accordance to policies, companies of contractor-purchased packaged food use local products to support local communities. Also Greece is at a great extent an agricultural driven economy. Its needs are covered at a 95% (and more) by its produce on agricultural products, which is based on small community co-operatives and individual medium to small scale farming and growing (with large scale farming, which is not used by our contractor, and reserved mainly for exported goods) only constituting 1.2% of the total and with an average standard output per holding of 175,383 EUR) (Ref. .Eurostat (FSS — farm structure survey)}

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