|Submission Date||Nov. 6, 2018|
|0.10 / 6.00||
Waterloo’s Food Services has been making efforts to procure sustainably-sourced food. In particular, it has been pursuing the following:
o Fish/Seafood: Preference for MSC Certified or Sea Choice Certified seafood
o Coffee/Tea: 100% of all coffee served is fair trade certified, and at least 3 fair trade teas are available in all locations that serve teas
o Produce: Waterloo attempts to purchase seasonal, local produce wherever possible, including through the Elmira Produce Auction Cooperative and through vendors that provide Foodland Ontario produce
o Meat, poultry, eggs, dairy: Where possible, Food Services sources local options
The inventory is based on purchase receipts across all Food Services departments for the 2017 calendar year. It does not use representative samples. Items have been coded into the purchasing orders throughout the year to allow extraction for local, certified, and fairtrade products.
|Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution||Yes||Yes|
|Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor||No||No|
|Student-run food/catering services||Yes||No|
|Franchises (e.g. national or global brands)||Yes||No|
Local products are included in the above inventory of suppliers, but the university is not able to verify with each individual farm through its distribution network that the farmer operates below the $50 million market sales cap and thus does not include these as Local and Community-Based. Waterloo has substantial partnerships with local vendors and has worked with its major distributors to source local products, but it is simply unable to gather data on market capitalization. However, approximately 20.8% of all Food Services purchases are from local sources as per the local aspect of the STARS criteria.
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.