Departmental Performance Report 2015–16
Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16 presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the results for Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

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.

Scope and Context
SSHRC’s approach to implementing green procurement is to focus on the use of Public Services and Procurement Canada procurement instruments, the Shared Services Canada procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel, and the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluation of key decision-makers.
Performance measurement

Expected result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

Yes, planned completion date: August 2015

Achieved
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.

Planned number: 6
Planned percentage: 100%

Achieved
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.

Planned number: 2
Planned percentage: 100%

Achieved
Departmental green procurement target

Business Travel/Accommodation

By March 31, 2017, 30% of accommodation stays will take place in establishments that have a high environmental rating (three green environmental keys or higher) based on an industry-recognized tool.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Dollar value or number of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or number of all accommodation stays in the year in question.

By March 31, 2016: 50%

Achieved, with a result of 86%
Departmental green procurement target

Imaging, Hardware and Consumables/Toner Cartridges
By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question.

By March 31, 2016: 90%

Achieved

100% of toner cartridges from all the corporate printers are being recycled. A new cartridge is provided to staff in exchange for the old cartridge.
Departmental green procurement target

Vehicles
By March 31, 2017, 90% of vehicles purchased are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class available at the time of purchase and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Purchase of a fuel efficient vehicle

100%

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

Best Practice

7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Achieved

Best Practice

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