|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
|1.20 / 4.00||
Director of Sustainability
Vegetables/fruit when available
Milk and dairy
The call for locally sourced food and goods that have been responsibly produced has become stronger over the last decade. And it should—our purchasing choices influence our health, our environment and even our local and global economies. That’s why we’ve made responsible purchasing a priority here at Aramark.
We’ve taken important steps to make sure our purchases are made in a responsible and ethical way, including:
Providing a wide spectrum of responsibly sourced food products, such as sustainably sourced seafood, humanely raised proteins and fair-trade, certified coffee;
Adopting animal welfare principles and purchasing commitments that address a broad spectrum of issues impacting the treatment of animals for egg, pork, veal, beef, poultry and dairy products served across our operations;
Offering clients and customers fresh, safe, whole foods that are raised, grown, and harvested in a sustainable manner, whenever possible;
Sourcing products locally, supporting local farmers and fisheries while reducing transportation fuel and emissions; and
Using environmentally preferable products, like reusable or compostable to-go containers.
Aramark serves as VCU's primary food service provider. Aramark strives to purchase, when possible, local, fresh produce. Aramark tracks their sustainable food and beverages purchased, through their own proprietary tracking system. The original location of the food item, is how the location is determined.
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|Fair Trade Campus, College or University status||---|
|Certification under the Green Seal Standard for Restaurants and Food Services (GS-46)||---|
|Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification||---|
|Signatory of the Real Food Campus Commitment (U.S.)||---|
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