Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.39
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.79 / 6.00 Samantha Lubow
Environment Initiatives Coordinator
Cal Dining
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
14.17

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
31.42

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):

We reviewed all purchases from the 2018-2019 fiscal year and categorized them based on the criteria listed in AASHE STARS 2.2. The analysis was completed by Samantha Lubow, Sustainability Coordinator at Residential Student Service Programs.


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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Student-run food/catering services No No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$10 million or more

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

Cal Dining is committed to serving nutritious & sustainable food. In addition to focusing on plant-forward cooking, Cal Dining prioritizes ingredients from producers that practice environmental and social responsibility. Cal Dining is also committed to actively engaging in practices that reduce both solid waste and food waste in our operations.


Website URL where information about the food and beverage purchasing program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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