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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 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Camosun College
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 4.00 Donna Burger
Director
Food and Catering Services
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Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
24.30

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

Aramark dining services is committed to providing foods that are produced and procured in an ecologically, environmentally and socially responsible manner, and partner with many different growers, producers, suppliers and distributors to increase the availability of such foods.

Aramark's Local Produce Purchasing Program (by province /region) includes:
• Partnering with growers and distributors Canada wide
• Promoting local with “Locally Grown” identifiers and seasonal menu features
• Local dairy products and shell eggs served provincially
• Canadian Raised
• Purchase and Promotion of Canadian raised
protein items


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

ARAMARK uses their purchasing tracking system to track all products and to distinguish sustainable products . Products within this system continue to be coded at a central head office level by Sustainability and Supply Chain personnel for key attributes, including, Province of Origin, Province of Processing and Sustainability Attributes including Faird Trade, OceanWise, Organic Certified etc. The focus for purchasing is on four key areas, Locally grown, raised and produced foods; ecologically produced and humanely raised, sustainable seafood and socially responsible products.
The information provided has been verified by ARAMARK’s head office and sustainability personnel, and are accurate to the best of their knowledge. Michael Yarymowich (Yarymowich-michael@aramark.ca) was the contact for Camosun though Aramark’s Corporate Sustainability office. ARAMARK was ranked as one of Canada's greenest employers in 2014 (http://www.canadastop100.com/environmental/) and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2015 (http://www.aramark-es.com/382/ ).


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

Camosun has not included the Culinary Arts program in this inaugural STARS rating, however, it will look to do so in future submissions.

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.