Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Wentworth Institute of Technology
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
-- Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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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 inventory was conducted using Chartwell's purchasing system and sustainability scorecard criteria. The data in the attached file covers Chartwell's fiscal year (10/17-9/18). Expenditures on plant-based foods were not specified.

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

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:

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

Sustainable Seafood: Chartwells prioritizes the purchasing of seafood in accordance with Seafood Watch Guidelines.

10)% Cage Free Eggs: Chartwells is committed to taking a stand on animal welfare by offering HFAC certified cage free shell eggs.

Zero Trans Fats Oils: We uses oils that contain zero trans fats.

Local Food Sourcing: By focusing on local purchasing, we are able to reduce the miles required for delivery vehicles to deliver our products

Restricted Antibiotics: Chartwells strives to source chicken and turkey that has been produced with restricted use of antibiotics, especially as a growth additive in feed.

100% rBGH-Free Milk and Yogurt: We serve fluid milk and yogurt from cows that have been certified to be free of artificial growth hormones rBGH and rBST whenever possible.

100% Fair-trade / ECO-certified coffee

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

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