The garden’s output will be used in menu development for restaurants and residential dining. Photo by Jorge Negrete, USC Design Studio

USC Initiatives

Making smart and environmentally friendly purchases is an important part of mitigating USC’s environmental impact. Some of the efforts to improve purchasing practices include:

Local and Historically Underutilized Business Consultant Focus

Procurement Services collaborates with the Small Business Diversity Office (SBDO) to reach the university’s goal to procure, regardless of source of funds, 15% of all purchases with diverse suppliers, including women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses.

Sustainable Food

USC Hospitality purchases 20% of its food from sustainable sources.