Aramark’s purpose revolves around their mission to enrich and nourish lives: They strive to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.
Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up their goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. Simply stated, they are working to reduce inequity, support and grow their communities, and protect our planet. Learn more here.
Aramark is committed to providing UTM with socially responsible food service options.
Aramark has committed to include major ingredients that originate (grown or raised) within Ontario. As part of the commitment to increasing local food procurement from 35% year over year, they will introduce products from at least one additional small business (a business of <100 employees), representing local and diverse ownership every year and the products are within 100 km.
Our sustainable seafood options are made with seafood ingredients that are third party certified as sustainably sourced by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Ocean Wise (OW) for wild seafood, and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP 1, 2, 3, or 4 stars) certified for farmed seafood.
MSC is the Marine Stewardship Council, a global nonprofit organization that works to end overfishing around the world.
When you see the MSC blue fish label, it means that the seafood product is:
- Sustainably sourced: The stocks are fished in a way that does not threaten the population's long-term health and minimizes the damaging effects of fishing to the surrounding wildlife and ecosystem.
- Verified: You can feel confident that it is sourced from a fishery that is certified sustainable to the MSC’s Standards.
- Wild-Caught: The seafood comes from the ocean, lakes, or rivers from wild populations.
MSC sets standards that are upheld by third party auditors to ensure the protection of the fish populations (and that what you're eating is the seafood that it says it is), protection of the environment (sustainable fishing processes), and accountability of those who are fishing (where they are, and where their boats are, in the oceans, lakes, rivers, etc.).
Learn more about MSC here: MSC.org/en-us
Plant forward eating emphasizes and celebrates, but is not limited to, plant-based foods, health, and sustainability. Why plant forward? Plant-based foods are good for our bodies and our planet, but we know that eating an entirely plant-based diet can seem overwhelming. Plant forward is not necessarily vegetarian or vegan and can include small amounts of animal protein (< 60g/2oz).
The new UTM Dining menu puts the spotlight on eating more plants and less animal proteins. Putting more plants at the center of the plate has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. Not only is plant forward eating healthier for you, but it's also less taxing on the environment than animal (livestock) agriculture.
There are over a hundred new recipes for breakfast, entrée and salad bowls, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and desserts that feature healthy plants as main ingredients and sometimes include a small amount of animal protein for extra flavour.
To learn more visit: liveitgood.ca/health-wellness-plant-powered
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