Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.71 / 6.00 Ahmed Azhari
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on products that are sustainably or ethically produced:
2.39

Percentage of total annual food and beverage expenditures on plant-based foods:
18.74

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):

UTM has a third party Food Service Vendor - Compass Group Canada (Compass)
Compass are requested to send reports listing all items purchased for the time period analyzed (Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2020). Compass analyzes the reports to identify any items purchased that can be classified as sustainable according to AASHE STARS 2.2 guidelines. These items are then aggregated and taken as a percentage of total purchases to reach results in compliance with AASHE STARS 2.2.
These reports were additionally reviewed by the Hospitality Department before it was inputed to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System.


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 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:

The Hospitality & Retail Services department is committed to protecting the environment and implementing sustainable food service practices. A part of this commitment is to continue to look for creative ways to make a difference, which explains why we have such a diverse collection of programs and initiatives.
UTM may be a small campus, but we believe there are still plenty of things we can do and ways we can impact not just UTM, but the planet, and reduce our footprint


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

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