Food and Drink

The University met and surpassed goals set by the Fairtrade Policy, achieving the renewal of its Fairtrade University status. This recognises the University’s commitment to the Fairtrade movement which is demonstrated by the wide range of Fairtrade products in use and for sale on campus.  As part of this process the Fairtrade policy was reviewed and updated and re-classified until May 2018.

The University of Exeter has achieved a two star accreditation in the Sustainable Restaurant Association SRA scheme, ahead of its 2020 target. The accreditation is based on a holistic assessment of our business, covering 14 key areas that consider our society, sourcing and environmental practices. The University will be striving to achieve the maximum 3 star accreditation by 2020.

In 2016/17 retail services developed a re-usable cup scheme to reduce the use of disposal cups on campus.  This was launched in September 2017.

Targets and delivery plans

Theme Target Delivery strategy / plans
Fairtrade Maintain Fairtrade Accreditation Annual Sustainability Action Plan 
Operations Achieve and maintain three star Sustainable Restaurant Rating in University owned catering facilities by 2020 Annual Sustainability Action Plan