Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.78
Liaison Luc Surprenant
Submission Date Dec. 20, 2019

STARS v2.2

Université de Montréal
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 6.00 Pascal Prouteau
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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):

The analysis covered one entire year over the academic year 2017-2018 based on available data. It was not necessary to apply seasonal variations since the inventory covered a full year, i.e. all 4 seasons. Food supply reports from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 were requested from all food service providers at the University of Montreal.

The inventory was carried out using an Excel tool that included a pivot table to facilitate product quantification (the table including in particularly: food categories, product description, brand and amount spent).

Products with third-party certifications (organic, fair trade and sustainable fishing) have been identified in the Excel document.

Plant-based: Using the pivot table, non-plant based categories were identified one at a time to validate if they matched for the accepted plant-based categories. Ultra-processed products have been excluded from the list.

The identified products were then recorded in the template provided by STARS.

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 Yes No
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) Yes No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No 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:

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

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