Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.90
Liaison Katie Maynard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.44 / 6.00 Jewel Persad
Sustainability Manager
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:

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

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):
Expenditures are tracked in our food management system. The data included in the spreadsheet is generated from various reports out of this system. Vendor, spend, date range, and more are considered when pulling spend reports.

Website URL where the institution’s validated Real/Good Food Calculator results are publicly posted:

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) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:
UCSB's Residential Dining Services is taking strides to protect, preserve, and regenerate our environmental resources by practicing "Earth Friendly" food habits and helping UCSB on its way to becoming a sustainable community. It is our hope that these initiatives will have a positive impact on our local environment and will make a difference in the lives of those who pass through our doors year after year. Our commitments to customers include purchasing from vendors who have a proven track record of environmental responsibility, participating in the Santa Barbara Sustainable Seafood Program as a certified member, and switching to "green," bio-based cleaning products that have a low environmental impact.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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