Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.44
Liaison Mike Wilson
Submission Date Jan. 29, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Victoria
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 4.00 Heather Seymour
Manager of Food Production and Purchasing
University Food Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
50

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:
---

An inventory, list or sample of sustainable food and beverage purchases:

These regular food suppliers are either located on Vancouver Island or in the Vancouver Lower Mainland ares (with 250 miles):
Anything Grows Ltd.
Assoc.Vict Pest Control
B&C Food
Bond Bond's Bakery
Canterbury Foods
Charelli's Cheese Shop & Delicatessen
Columbia Fire & Safety
Core-Mark Distributors
Dan D Food
DM Cakes Etc.
Ecolab
ENTZ-1 Distributors
Eugene's
Flowers on Top
Freybe Gourmet Foods
Garside Signs
Golden Valley
Honeybun Foods
Hothouse Pizza
Islands West
K-Bro Linen (uniform/linen)
Kenco Distrib. Ltd
Lekker Food Dist. Ltd.
M & J Frozen Foods
Mark'sWork Wearhouse
Morton Clarke
Old Dutch
Portofino Bakery
PSC Natural Foods
Rabbit River Farms
Rock Creek Winery
Russell Foods
Saputo Foods
Six Mile Bakery
SQ Services
Transcold Distributors
Vancouver Island Pasta
Verde Studio
Victoria Box & Paper
Westcoast Appliances
Good Bite Bars
Los Tosquitos
Happy Plannet
Kans Gourmet Foods
English Bay
Natural Pastures Chesse
Melinda's Biscotti
Weston Bakeries
Lily Dale Poultry
Farmhouse Poultry
Fresh Pro
Snow Moose ice cream company
Blue Mountain Distributors


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (food and beverage expenditures for on-site franchises, convenience stores, vending services, or concessions)?:
No

Percentage of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending services, and concessions food and beverage purchases that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
---

A copy of an inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
---

An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:

N/A


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

Since UVic does not allow any chain or corporate food service contractors to operate on campus, it gives the Food Services group a lot of flexibility to support local food growers and producers. UVic purchases an estimated average of 50% of all our food from local suppliers, with 20 of 24 regular suppliers being based on Vancouver Island or Vancouver (within 100 miles). This has been accomplished by the Food Services staff through careful relationship and capacity-building with local farmers and small food producers (e.g. bakeries and pizza makers) to help enable them to be able to supply the university on a regular basis, at stable prices.

In addition, for the past five years 100% of coffee purchased on campus and sold in all the food outlets has been organic and fair trade certified. UVic was also the first campus in Canada to sell coffee that is certified "Beyond Fair Trade" (Doi Chaang Coffee). All eggs used are "cage-free", all poultry is local from Vancouver Island, and no farmed salmon is sold anywhere.


A brief description of the methodology used to track/inventory sustainable food and beverage purchases:

This is done on an informal basis through periodic audits. UVic has a fairly small staff responsible for food purchasing, so it is not difficult to adhere to purchasing directives and practices to support local and sustainable food procurement.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
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Which of the following food service providers are present on campus and included in the total food and beverage expenditure figures?:
Present? Included?
Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution --- ---
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor --- ---
Franchises --- ---
Convenience stores --- ---
Vending services --- ---
Concessions --- ---

Has the institution achieved the following?:
Yes or No
Fair Trade Campus, College or University status No
Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46) No
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification No
Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.) No

A brief description of other sustainable restaurant and food service standards that the institution’s dining services operations are certified under:
---

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

Since UVic does not allow any chain or corporate food service contractors to operate on campus, it gives the Food Services group a lot of flexibility to support local food growers and producers. UVic purchases an estimated average of 50% of all our food from local suppliers, with 20 of 24 regular suppliers being based on Vancouver Island or Vancouver (within 100 miles). This has been accomplished by the Food Services staff through careful relationship and capacity-building with local farmers and small food producers (e.g. bakeries and pizza makers) to help enable them to be able to supply the university on a regular basis, at stable prices.

In addition, for the past five years 100% of coffee purchased on campus and sold in all the food outlets has been organic and fair trade certified. UVic was also the first campus in Canada to sell coffee that is certified "Beyond Fair Trade" (Doi Chaang Coffee). All eggs used are "cage-free", all poultry is local from Vancouver Island, and no farmed salmon is sold anywhere.

See here for more information: http://www.uvic.ca/services/food/home/sustainability/initiatives/index.php.

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