US university earns MSC certification
Binghamton University, in conjunction with its dining services partner, Sodexo, has earned Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification.
While Binghamton University is the first Sodexo campus dining program in New York to achieve MSC certification and the first SUNY location to attain certification, Sodexo previously rolled out the MSC certification program at client locations in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The milestone helps the university meet its larger commitment to purchase local, seasonal or sustainably sourced products.
“Maintaining and developing sustainable practices within our Division of Student Affairs is of crucial importance to our students, faculty and staff,” said Peter Napolitano, director of Auxiliary Services for Binghamton University. “Our dining program is committed to these practices and being certified by the MSC reflects the willingness of our dining services partner, Sodexo, to take a leadership role in supporting Binghamton University’s environmental conservation, sustainability and values.”
“The commitment of Sodexo and Binghamton University to seafood sustainability is significant in helping to transform the global seafood market to a more sustainable basis,” said Maggie Beaton, MSC Americas region commercial manager.