Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Montana
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.12 / 6.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Percentage of food expenditures that meet one or more of the criteria for this credit (0 - 100):

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

UDS maintains two distinct purchasing programs:

1) UDS Farm to College (FTC) purchasing criteria includes food products that meet one or more of the following criteria:
a. Raised, grown, or wild harvested in Montana or unique to the state
b. Processed or manufactured by a Montana-owned business
c. Processed or manufactured by any business that primarily uses raw materials from Montana.

2) University Dining Services Sustainable (UDSS) purchasing criteria includes food products that meet one or more of the following criteria:
a. Regional – food produced in Montana’s neighboring states, Washington, and Oregon
b. Healthy – food that is part of a nutritious and balanced diet and is produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, or other chemical compounds.
c. Fair – food that is fairly or cooperatively traded between producers, processors, retailers, and consumers, and without exploitation of employees.
d. Ecological sound – food that is produced in a way that mitigates environmental harm
e. Humane – food that has high animal welfare standards throughout the production process.

UDS also has a draft comprehensive sustainable food purchasing policy

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

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