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Sustainability

Sustainable use of resources plays an important role for us, especially in our gastronomy.

Nature and the environment should be maintained for future generations of students. We work on this every day - step by step.

We prefer to buy regional products! We maintain a close contact to our suppliers. Milk, eggs, yoghurt and meat are 90 % sourced from Germany. Fruit and vegetables come to 70% from the region. Our regional suppliers include Neuland, Manss, Farmer Borgmann and many more.

We cannot always choose regional suppliers, as we need large quantities of food for up to 30,000 meals per week. But we try where we can.

In our cafeterias, we offer coffee, tea and cocoa products that have been fairly traded and sustainably produced. The assortment also includes other fair trade products such as banana bread, chocolate bars and chocolates.

 

We always offer rice and noodles in organic quality. As a certified company, we comply with all regulations to be able to use and label organic products.

 

By reducing fish and meat products, we improve the climate balance of our food supply. As alternatives there is at least one tasty vegetarian and/or vegan variant on the menu every day.

For this, our canteens are regularly awarded "vegan-friendly" by the animal welfare organisation PETA.

We participate in current projects for the optimization of food recipes. With the help of the online NAHGAST calculator we have checked some of our recipes for their sustainability value and adjusted them where possible.

In all canteens we fry without palm oil. Only rape seed oil is used. Palm oil as such only ends up in our pots if it comes from certified sustainable cultivation.

 

We support sustainable and certified fishing and prefer to buy fish and marine animals from sustainable fishing or aquaculture. We do not use endangered species such as eel, sardine and sea trout in our meals.

 

To avoid unnecessary food waste, we produce fresh and on demand. In our cafeterias, happy hour promotions at the end of business ensure empty displays.

Any food leftovers are correctly removed and disposed of. We are legally obliged to do so. The waste is collected and fed into a biogas plant, which generates electricity from it.

The STUDIERENDENWERK only offer to-go products (salad bowls, cups, plates etc.) that are 100% biologically decomposable. The to-go products are made of bioplastics, such as lactic acid.

 

In the cafeterias of the STUDIERENDENWERK guests can choose how they would like to consume their hot drink: in paper cups, returnable cups or sustainable to-go returnable cups. Guests can also bring their own to-go cup to be filled.

Those who still reach for the paper cup have to pay an environmental surcharge of 0,20 €.

You have a green idea?

Then write to us!

 

Abteilungsleiter Gastronomie
Gerd
Schulte-Terhusen
Head of Catering
+49 201 1832323
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Abteilungsleiter Gastronomie

Gerd Schulte-Terhusen

Head of Catering
+49 201 1832323
+49 201 1834464
Universitätsstraße 2
45141 Essen

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