Objective O10:

By 2025, 40% of all Food Services food and beverage purchases are produced on-site, locally, or are third-party certified for sustainability

Progress: Mostly complete

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Description: Waterloo’s Food Services team has substantially expanded its local food purchases throughout 2019, and continues to expand its purchases of food products that have an environmental certification. The University is on track to reach its 2025 objective.


Objective O11:

By 2018, achieve and maintain a Fair Trade Campus designation

Progress: Complete

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Description: Waterloo’s Food Services team has met all criteria to be designated as a Fair Trade Campus, and received the designation in Spring 2019. Waterloo will continue to maintain the designation going forward.

Objective O12:

By 2020, deliver multifaceted programming to grow student and employee awareness about healthy and sustainable food choices

Progress: Mostly complete

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Description: There are several initiatives underway to increase communication and awareness-building about sustainable food choices.