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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.

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Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
OP-T2-6: Guidelines for Franchisees

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Has the institution adopted sustainability policies or guidelines for food service franchisees operating on campus?:
No

A brief description of the guidelines for franchisees:

Although Western has not adopted sustainability policies or guidelines for food service franchisees operating on campus, Western encourages them to be as sustainable as possible. Most franchisees have been flexible and receptive with these changes.

A few examples of Western's initiatives include:

- Encouraging franchisees to provide take-out containers that can be recycled and are accepted by Western’s recycling system (e.g., Salad Bistro, Manchu Wok)
- Composting coffee grinds at three Tim Hortons location on campus
- Implementing a system where Coke picks up and recycles the plastic wraps from cases of soft drinks, waters and juices. This has alleviated and taken much of the plastic wraps out of our system.
- Grading new suppliers higher than suppliers that take
sustainable approaches to their business


The website URL where information about the guidelines 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.