|Submission Date||Oct. 5, 2018|
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Sodexo is SFU's main dining services contractor and is committed to corporate responsibility as articulated in its Better Tomorrow 2025 Plan. One of the key objectives is to source responsibly and provide management services that reduce carbon emissions, promote local development, fair, inclusive and sustainable business practices and champion sustainable resource use. For a link to Sodexo sustainable sourcing plan, see: https://ca.sodexo.com/home/corporate-responsibility/sustainable-development/environment/responsible-sourcing/local-seasonal-or-sustainab.html
Embark Student Sustainability Society hosts a Community Kitchen event at the Madge Hogarth House community space where SFU community members can learn to prepare vegetarian or vegan meals. The recipes integrate fresh organic produce from Embark's Learning Garden on SFU's Burnaby Campus.
SFU offers vegan dining options at its Dining Hall 7 days a week and offers vegan options at all of the major cafeterias on campus. SFU has a vegan menu featured through its catering program ensuring vegan choices for all meetings, events and ceremonies held on campus. Additionally, SFU has partnered with Kirtan Vancouver, to offer a full all you can eat vegan meal for $6 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on its Burnaby Campus. Proceeds from this offering go to an outreach service that feeds the those in need in Vancouver's Downtown East-Side.
SFU's Dining Services has partnered with Embark to offer a Meatless Monday program called the Monday Veggie Challenge. The Challenge aims to raise awareness on the impact of meat consumption on our planet and our health, while encouraging the SFU community to choose vegetarian options one day a week.
Flavours of BC program provides students with the opportunity to taste new items created by chefs from local restaurants where regional specialties and locally sourced items are incorporated in the menu. This program features many Ocean Wise seafood selections.
Guadalupe - All beef, chicken and pork offered is 100% Antibiotic-free and Raised Without the Use of Added Hormones. Nature's Garden Café SFU is committed to sourcing and serving high-quality ingredients without artificial additives including added MSG, artificial trans fats, and ingredients we don’t believe need to be in your food.
SFU sponsors students each year to visit Fair Trade farms in South America to see and learn first-hand how fair trade impacts individuals and communities. Upon their return, students are encouraged to present on their trip by preparing presentations and reports as well as sharing their story with their peers.
SFU provides Ramadan Meal Plan program for its students observing Ramadan.
SFU hosted an Earth Day celebration at its Dining Hall in 2018.
SFU hosted a three-week long food waste education and engagement challenge at its dining hall in 2017 to encourage students to better understand and confront food waste at SFU. Students were engaged through food sampling, one on one discussions on food waste, plate portioning demonstrations and were encouraged to share their own thoughts on food waste.
SFU's dining hall is a trayless dining venue.
In 2017, SFU recycled 3,550 liters/ of cooking oil through Redux, Western Canada’s leader in used cooking oil collection. The cooking oil collected is recycled into a product used as an ingredient in various types of agricultural feed rations and biodiesel production.
SFU requires all food sourced on to campus be composted through its Zero Waste Program if need be.
SFU's Dining Services staff are trained in SFU's Zero Waste standards which includes composting.
All catered events on campus use reusable dish ware and all meals prepared in SFU's dining hall are served on reusable service ware.
SFU's food packaging standards requires all "to-go" packaging to be compostable or recyclable. SFU has a strict no Styrofoam policy and has successfully eliminated all such packaging from its campuses.
SFU also offers the Go Green Container Exchange program where students, staff and faculty can use this reusable container in place of the compostable or recyclable containers. The Go Green Containers are microwavable and dishwasher safe.
By using a personal travel mug at all SFU's dining hall and Renaissance cafe locations, SFU community members receive a 0.25 cents discount on their beverage purchase.
SFU's Vendor and Catering Food Packaging Guidelines requires all food packaging given to customers on SFU campuses is either recyclable or compostable in alignment with SFU’s current Zero Waste system. This standard goes beyond SFU's dining hall and on campus vendors to include those situated on UniverCity, a community located adjacent to SFU's Burnaby campus and those managed by Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS).
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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.