CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
CIS holds sustainability as a core value and is committed to upholding sustainable practices and educating students to work towards a sustainable future. The school completed a student-led, expert-guided, whole school sustainability audit of its operations during the 2019-2020 school year. From the curriculum and food services to buildings and transportation, CIS has taken a holistic approach to foster a sustainable campus.
Future Green supported their efforts in line with its 2020 sustainability strategy, to renew its tendering process for sustainable school food. With its catering tender up for renewal, the race was on to find a new partner that shared their values.
The solution was to design an RFP process and policy documents that made it easy for stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, teams) to identify and evaluate sustainable catering options.
- Stakeholder interviews
- A mini assessment
- RFP Survey
- A rubric to measure target areas
- Draft agreement
- An easy to use holistic RFP package including a rubric, desk-based research, draft contract, and mini assessment with questions aligning with the Food Made Good framework.
“At the start of the 2022-23 school year, Chinese International School began implementing a new ten-year strategic plan titled “Vision ’33” which places sustainability at the core of all of our efforts moving forward. As one of the very first initiatives, we contracted Future Green to assist us with developing a framework to evaluate potential school food service providers on their abilities to source ingredients and operate in sustainable ways. We are extremely pleased with the service, guidance, and support we have received from the FG team, and highly recommend other organizations who may be going through similar, major decision-making to engage with Heidi and her team. They can add a lot of value to such processes.”
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, 1 HAU YUEN PATH, BRAEMAR HILL, HONG KONG