Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 6.00 Michael Yarymowich
Director, Sustainability
Aramark Canada
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
1.08

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
27.53

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 inventory of sustainable food and beverage purchases was created from an audit of the University's 2021 calendar year purchasing data. UM Dining Services / Aramark’s proprietary program was used to capture all purchase history. Information was then extracted based on sustainability criteria and the type of food to determine what percentage was plant-based.


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

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$500,000 - $999,999

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

Aramark, the primary food provider at the UM, considers sustainability in many food categories. All coffee and some teas served at food outlets and by catering services are Fair Trade certified. Seafood is Marine Stewardship Council certified.


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