Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
1.75 / 6.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
10.98

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
36.50

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 University's food service provider Sodexo conducted an audit of all food purchases for dining halls for the month of February, as a representative month for the academic year.


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 Yes 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:
$1 million - $4.9 million

A brief description of the institution’s 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.
Together the University and Sodexo have worked to develop a Sustainable Food Policy (linked).


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