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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.19
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Louisville
OP-6: Food and Beverage Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 4.00 Robin Stewart
Asst Director
Cardinal Card & Procard Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Percentage of dining services food and beverage expenditures that are local and community-based and/or third party verified:
31.20

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:

Dean's Milk - dairy products / milk
Klosterman - breads (Cincinnati, OH)
Dawn Food Products - specialty bakery items (New Albany, IN)
Piazza Produce - produce, yogurt, whip cream
Sysco Local Foods - KY Proud and Local food purchased from main distributor
Critchfield Meats
Marksbury Farms - Garrard County Rancher
Creation Gardens - Produce
Prairie Farms - Bulk Milk
Heine Bros. Coffee - Fair trade, locally roasted coffee for Tulip Tree
John Conti Coffee - coffee for some catering
Home City Ice - ice for dining services
Popcorn Station - local popcorn, primary use catering


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:

We support local farms and businesses, with a contractual requirement that at least 15% of all food purchases be sourced from within 250 miles of campus, including produce, dairy, meats, breads and baked goods. We continue to exceed that minimum and increase our local purchasing.
Percentage of food sourced locally:
- 31.15% Fall 2015 (Jul-Nov)
- 28.9% 2014-15
- 27.5% 2013-14
- 24.7% 2012-13
- You can explore the map of where Sodexo sources local food for UofL Dining and read profiles of some of our local food suppliers, including Grateful Greens, Creation Gardens, Bourbon Barrel Foods, and Marksbury Farm at http://louisville.edu/sustainability/operations/food.html


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

Sodexo staff regularly track all purchases and regularly report local percentages to the Sustainability Council.


Total annual food and beverage expenditures:
2,951,176.80 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 Yes No
Convenience stores Yes No
Vending services Yes No
Concessions Yes 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.) Yes

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:

Information provided by Matti Verder, District Manager for Sodexo. Data reported here is for the most recent semester, Fall 2015: July-November 2015. Annualized expenditures calculated based on that 5-month trend.

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.