Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.07
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of California, Merced
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.59 / 4.00 Jason Souza
General Manager Dining Services
Campus Dining
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
13

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
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An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

13% that incorporates grass-fed beef, produce, and eggs.

+ Date Revised: March 3, 2016

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:
5

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:

Produce on the Go, prepackaged nuts.


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

UC Merced uses the University of California system-wide Strategic Sourcing program to purchase sustainable food and beverages.


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

UC Merced utilizes reports from vendors to determine items that qualify as sustainable purchases.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
3044309 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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services No No
Concessions No 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.) Yes

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:

None


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

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