Sustainable Practices

At the University of Guelph, Hospitality Services takes our role in sustainability seriously. A sustainable business model must integrate economic, social and environmental considerations. Our corporate social responsibility plan has been developed over many years and our catering office has instituted a variety of sustainable practices that continue to grow and evolve.

Our vision is to be recognized as a leader in local sustainability practices in a Canadian university hospitality operation by becoming more environmentally responsible while remaining financially viable and satisfying the needs of our customers.

We take pride in offering our “Green” Casual Catering Service. These services will provide you with locally roasted Organic Fair Trade Coffee & Tea. Our disposable wares consist of biodegradable cups, plates & cutlery, wooden stir sticks and 100% recycled paper napkins. We provide bulk condiments including sugar, milk, cream and butter wherever possible. We will continue to research and source out products that are made from renewable resources and use post-consumer materials that will biodegrade. China service is still available at an additional cost for those who want it.

Our complete Sustainability Plan can be found on our website