MSU Culinary Services supports these strategies for advancing social responsibility:

  • RHS is committed to supporting education and decision-making in settings outside of the classroom in which residential and community members embrace and practice sustainability by exploring the complex interactions between people and the environment
  • Sustainability is a core value of MSU and RHS; RHS employees are expected to model behaviors that embrace sustainability and assist in educating those who do not know what we do

Fair Trade
As defined by the World Fair Trade Organization, "Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.”

Spartan Green Certifications
All culinary services facilities voluntarily participate in the MSU Sustainability Spartan Green Certification program. Kitchens, stores, offices, and concessions maintain green standards and practices in water, energy and material conservation.