Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
OP-7: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.57 / 6.00 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
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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):

Velocity reports are requested from WCU Dining Services' internal supply chain management team to determine sustainable food and beverage purchases.

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 Yes Yes
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) Yes No
Convenience stores Yes Yes
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes Yes

Total annual dining services budget for food and beverage products:
$5 million - $9.9 million

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

WCU Dining Services has enhanced the priority to procure local, seasonal and responsibly raised, grown and environmentally responsible products when they are available and economically feasible. WCU Dining uses the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch as a guide to choose sustainable seafood and supports the humane treatment of animals and as such, have converted all of the eggs on campus to cage-free. We purchase local, seasonal and responsibly raised, grown and sourced products whenever possible (.64 cents of every dollar spent on products and services last year went to local companies). WCU Dining also offers premium coffees that are sustainably grown, ethically traded and/or third-party certified in five retail locations on campus.

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

Data Provided by: Jim Hess (hess-james1@aramark.com), Aramark, Resident District Manager
Data Entry: Lois Howell, 11-Jan-22

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