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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.89 / 4.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
22.30

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:

All pork purchases are certified humane through gestation free sources;
all eggs are cage-free;
all seafood is Monterrey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Approved;
all ground beef is Certified Humane;
all milk and yogurt comes from non-BGH treated cows.


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:

Bon Appetit's (BA's) commitment to purchasing sustainable food and beverage is highlighted by our Flavor First Purchasing Strategy. The 3 objectives outlined in the strategy are as follows: 1. 100% adherence to our Circle of Responsibility (COR) Initiatives and Food Standards - which outline our sustainability initiatives regarding chicken, turkey, ground beef, shell eggs, fish and seafood, milk, and yogurt; 2. Buy a minimum of 20% of our food from vendors enrolled in our Farm to Fork Program; 3. For all other purchases, buy preferred products through preferred vendors. These include vendors from the Imperfectly Delicious Produce program that are local vendors.


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

Tracked all food purchases made by Beloit College Bon Appetit and categorized sustainable food and beverage purchases to derive a percentage yield.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
1,017,451.81 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 No No
Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor Yes Yes
Franchises No No
Convenience stores No No
Vending services No No
Concessions No No

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:
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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.