Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.71 / 6.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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):

During the month of November we sorted through our dining invoices from August 2018-August 2019. We did not have the capacity to break down all of the spending on each category of plant-based items, however, we have an accurate spending on plant-based items. For sustainable and ethical products, we compiled a working list of all items we knew were certified and then investigated in our walk-in refrigerators for more products with certification. Then we recorded the spending on each certified item from our invoices.

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 No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Student-run food/catering services Yes Yes
Franchises (e.g., regional or global brands) No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions No No

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$500,000 - $999,999

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

Sodexo purchases certified/sustainable/ethical food and beverage items as much as possible. We also work hard to purchase available produce and meat products from the Campus Farm and Garden (which both follow certified organic & certified humane production procedures). Additionally, we work to reduce our carbon footprint by continually tracking the amount of local food we purchase and researching local alternative products that we can purchase.

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

Sodexo's on-site Sustainability Marketing Manager provided the information for this report. Sodexo provides a full-time staff member in this position to help meet Warren Wilson's sustainable dining goals.

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