Operating Standards & Policies

 

Event Policy Operating Standards

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is to utilize Fair Trade Certified (as per Fairtrade Canada standards) coffee (exclusively, including caffeinated, decaffeinated, and espressos, served brewed hot or iced), tea (including caffeinated, decaffeinated, served brewed hot or iced or sold bagged and loose packaged, but excluding teas sold prepared and prepackaged in bottles) and sugar (including pre-packaged sugar) when catering campus events organized by administration, staff, faculty and students.


Meeting Policy Operating Standards

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is to utilize Fair Trade Certified (as per Fairtrade Canada standards) coffee (including caffeinated, decaffeinated, and espressos, served brewed hot or iced), tea (including caffeinated, decaffeinated, served brewed hot or iced or sold bagged and loose packaged, but excluding teas sold prepared and prepackaged in bottles) and sugar (including pre-packaged sugar) when catering meetings by campus administration, staff, faculty, and students.


Fair Trade Purchasing Policy (Food & Beverages; Chartwells) 

Compass Group (Chartwells) shares the concerns of its customers about the difficult conditions facing many growers in producing countries. We recognise that Fair Trade is one way, among others, of benefiting them. 

We will work with our suppliers and customers to understand and meet the needs of consumers in each local marketplace. Where demand exists this includes sourcing of Fair Trade products, and in particular Fair Trade tea and coffee. 

In addition to supporting Fair Trade we will encourage our main tea and coffee  suppliers to work in partnership with growers, offering appropriate technical advice, training and assistance to relevant research projects designed to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity of their farms. This is also a sustainable way of improving the incomes and standard of living of the farmers in the long term.

We will continue to source from a variety of organisations to effectively meet the needs of our customers, and are willing to engage with new suppliers that can offer a consistent supply of ethically traded products, including Fair Trade and its alternatives.

For more information on Compass Group's purchasing policies, click here.


To read the Food Service Contract or the Food Service Guidelines for UTM, click here.


Questions? Contact us -

hospitality.utm@utoronto.ca
(905) 569-4795
Davis Building suite 3127