|Submission Date||Dec. 13, 2017|
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Center for Sustainability and the Environment
Wells Dining is aware of the college's desire for more sustainable food and beverages.
Wells contracted in 2016 with a new vending contractor, and as part of that new program, the contractor is offering healthier, more sustainable snack products and beverages in vending equipment.
The student-run Grind Cafe at Wells brands itself as a more sustainable coffee shop, featuring Fair-Trade certified coffees and teas and other food products (chocolates).
Wells Dining supplied complete invoices for all food purveyors for the months of April 2017 and October 2017. The director of the Center for Sustainability analyzed those spending records and utilized information available from the various providers about 3rd party certifications of their products and identified all local-community based producers.
The management team for the GRIND Cafe also provided all receipts and purchasing records for April 2017 and September 2017.
Based upon AASHE Review team comments, in January 2018 we revised our inventory to remove spending on ineligible products (products produced by locally based companies but those that do not meet "community-based" standards for private ownership or whose annual gross sales exceed Real Food Challenge guidelines).
|Dining operations and catering services operated by the institution||No||No|
|Dining operations and catering services operated by a contractor||Yes||Yes|
|Student-run food/catering services||Yes||Yes|
|Franchises (e.g. national or global brands)||No||No|
Wegmans Foods sources all of its dairy products from local farms near its manufacturing facilities in upstate NY. Perry's Ice Cream sources its milk and cream from local dairy farms near its manufacturing in upstate NY.
Byrne Dairy, Chobani, FairLife, Land O' Lakes, and Crowley Foods (as part of Hood), companies from which we purchase dairy products, all actively participate in the National Milk Producers Federation FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) animal welfare program. The FARM dairly animal welfare management guidelines are verified by both trained second and third-party evaluators. The second-party evaluation is completed on every participating dairy at a minimum of once every three years. The FARM program also has environmental stewardship and antibiotic usage guidelines.
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.