Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Denver
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.16 / 4.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
4

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:

Summary
15% of our baked goods are sustainable
79% of our Seafood products are sustainable
70% of our coffee and tea products are sustainable
15% of our produce products are sustainable
0% of the groceries, poultry and meat categories
1% for dairy and 3% for beverages are sustainable


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)?:
No

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

Sodexo and DU are signatories of the Real Food Challenge, and as such have increased our focus on the purchase of local and sustainably produce food.
Sodexo has partnered with the Global Aquaculter Alliance along with Slade Gordon to purchase only sustainable seafood. We also Aspretto is Sodexo's ethical and sustainable global coffee brand. Aspretto is a premium coffee that is our answer to the market's call for a sustainable, “green” product. It is fair-trade purchased and Fair Trade USA certified.


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

The Center for Sustainability conducted an audit of all food purchases for dining halls for four representative months across the academic year.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
3,766,587 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 Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes 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:
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The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable food and beverage purchasing efforts is available:

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