Sustainability Snapshot

As part of Housing and Ancillary Services (H&A), Hospitality Services believes healthy and sustainable food operations that provide delicious, high-quality meals to students, staff, and faculty is an essential ingredient in the University experience. With several retail campus food locations, three dining halls, and a campus catering service, Hospitality Services has commitments to sustainability practices at all service levels. 

Recent sustainability highlights across Hospitality Services include: 

  • 210,452 single-use containers diverted from waste through GOOD TO GO reusable container initiative last year
  • 10,911 plant forward burgers sold in all dining locations 
  • 540,843 free-run eggs served across campus
  • 4707 meals utilized through Swipe It Forward  
  • 5735 rescued meals served at PEACH Market
  • 27,759 pounds of food donated to local food banks and community shelter 
  • 45% of food purchased within 500km  
  • 69% of food purchased within Canada 
  • 866 students with food allergies or special dietary needs supported in residence 
  • Queen’s University becomes the 41st Fairtrade Campus in Canada  
  • Hospitality Services purchases 100% sustainable seafood 

Sustainability Goals & Framework 

Sustainable development is a collective responsibility. H&A strives to build innovatively, and positively contribute to goals in all 17 SDG areas. The H&A Sustainability Framework is a living document that records important drivers of progress in all 17 SDG areas through collaboration with stakeholders across the portfolio. We welcome opportunities to expand partnerships with the Queen's campus and community groups with a shared vision to make a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.




Oct 2, 2020 10:15 am