What is HowGood?

HowGood is an independent research company with the world's largest database on product sustainability. With data and analysis for more than 33,000 ingredients, chemicals, and materials, HowGood helps leading brands, retailers, and investors improve their environmental and social impact.

What is HowGood's research methodology?

HowGood has 15 years of research on global food supply chains. The team consolidates and analyzes findings from over 550 accredited data sources and certifications.

How do HowGood and Chartwells have a partnership?

HowGood has analyzed recipes from the Chartwells rotating menu across eight standard metrics of greenhouse gas emissions, processing, water usage, animal welfare, biodiversity, soil health, labor risk, and land use. 

What does this mean for M Food Co. guests?

Certified by HowGood, our icons indicate if the recipe has an environmental and social impact better than a specified % of other food based on HowGood’s database of over 2 million products. It also has Greenhouse Gas Emissions that are lower than 70% of all products assessed. HowGood has 15 years of research on global food supply chains. These icons can be found on menu cards, the digital menu screens in Pioneer Dining Hall, and by viewing the menu on the Dine on Campus website or app. With these icons, guests are able to make more environmentally and socially conscious choices about what they eat in our dining halls!

What does the icon look like?

There are a couple of different versions of the icon, guests will either see a blue and green Earth, a white 'CF', or a black 'CF'. Please view them below!