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Departmental Performance Report 2015–2016: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance Measurement

Expected result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Summary: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy – Target 7.2: Green Procurement. The table is divided into two columns: on the left are the performance indicators, and on the right is the performance level achieved. Rows two to four present the data.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

Achieved: 100 percent

Environmental considerations are included in the School's contractual documents when applicable.

Disposal of surplus material is performed according to the Treasury Board Directive on Disposal of Surplus Material.

Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent in fiscal year 2015–16.

Achieved: 100 percent

All procurement staff have completed the Green Procurement course (C215).
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement in fiscal year 2015–16.

Achieved: 100 percent

Compliance with government policies, including the Policy on Green Procurement, was part of the performance objectives and evaluations for functional heads and team leaders in the School's Procurement Unit.

Departmental green procurement target

All procurement administration incorporates environmental considerations.

Summary: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy – Departmental green procurement target. The table is divided into two columns: on the left are the performance indicators, and on the right is the performance level achieved. Line two presents the data.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
  1. The Procurement Unit will release Requests for Proposals and accept submissions of bids electronically wherever practical; and
  2. All contracts will be printed double-sided.

Achieved: 100 percent

Whenever possible, the School accepts electronic contractual documents. The School publishes all bid solicitations in electronic format.

It is standard practice that all contracts are printed double-sided using paper containing a minimum of 30 percent recycled content.

Departmental green procurement target

The School will continue to update its internal contracting documents (e.g. Statement of Work and Request for Proposal templates) to ensure that up-to-date environmental considerations are included.

Summary: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy – Departmental green procurement target. The table is divided into two parts: the first two lines, divided into two columns, present the performance indicators on the left and the performance level achieved on the right. Lines three and four, divided into two columns, present implementation strategies and best practices on the left and the performance level achieved on the right. A note appears below the table.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Number of documents reviewed that meet the target relative to total number of documents in the given year.

Two of three contracting documents were reviewed and were found to include up-to-date environmental considerations. The remaining document will be addressed in an upcoming business process review.

Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

It is a standard practice at the School to maximize the use of existing procurement instruments available through Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for which PSPC addresses environmental considerations.

Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.

The School provided an updated training workshop session to managers involved in procurement processes, which included discussing various policies and procedures such as the Policy on Green Procurement.

Note: Although the School is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the School adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement and is committed to developing a strategy by 2017–18 that focuses on greening operations.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2015–16 reporting cycle, the School considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals as part of its decision-making processes. As the School did not develop any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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