Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.64 / 4.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
16.10

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

See attached document


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:
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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:
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An inventory, list or sample of on-site franchise, convenience store, vending machine, and/or concessions food and beverage purchases that are sustainably produced:
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A brief description of the sustainable food and beverage purchasing program:

Food purchased that was grown and processed within 250 miles or third-party certified:
Baker's Quality Pizza Crust
Barilla America
Belgioioso Cheese
Cady Creek Cheese
Ellsworth Coop Creamery
Fifth Season Apples
Fifth Season Pasta
Foremost Farms
Gold'N Plump
Kemp's
Lakeside Foods
Nasonville Dairy
Organic Valley
Riverside Foods
Saputo Cheese
Silver Springs
Sparboe Farms
Burnett Dairy
Dough Shop
Food Service Specialties


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

The Sustainability Office requested the following from UW-Stout's Dining Service:
Food procurement reports from our prime vendor, Reinhart
Food procurement reports from our secondary vendor, USFoods
Total purchases for Kemp's, UW-Stout's main dairy supplier
Any other purchases made outside of these vendors
Any third-party certified products that our Dining Services purchased

First, we were able to get a total spend for food for FY2014. After that, we drilled down through all the reports, to see which products were from vendors located within 250 miles of our campus. Once we arrived at a listing of vendors meeting this criteria, we contacted the vendors to ask where they sourced their ingredients from. If they sourced their ingredients from within 250 miles of our campus, we kept them on our list. If they sourced them from outside of this range, we removed them from our list. We also added third-party certified products to this list.

After this, we simply added up the total amounts from this list and arrived at our final STARS total, $390,171.39 of a total annual spend of $2,424,166.41, or 16.1%.

Kemp's, our dairy supplier, verified that they source their milk from farms within 250 miles of UW-Stout.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,424,166.41 US/Canadian $

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 Yes Yes
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor No No
Franchises No No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services No No
Concessions Yes Yes

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.