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.
Scope and Context
The Council approach to implementing green procurement is to focus on the use of PWGSC procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel, 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 Targeted Performance Level
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
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

Planned number: 6
Planned percentage: 100%

Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

Planned number: 2
Planned percentage: 100%

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 Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of number of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of number of of all accommodation stays in the year in question By March 31, 2016 50%
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 Targeted Performance Level
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question. Annual amount spent on toner cartridges. By March 31 2016 90%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
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 Targeted performance level
Purchase of a fuel efficient vehicle 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking to reach “Achieved”
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Seeking to reach “Achieved”
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Seeking to reach “Achieved”

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment

SSHRC is subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. However, during the 2013–14 reporting cycle, SSHRC did not have any proposals requiring the approval of cabinet. Thus, SSHRC has a nil report on the strategic environmental effects of its programs on the 2013–16 FSDS goals and targets in Themes I—Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality; II—Maintaining Water Quality and Availability; and III—Protecting Nature and Canadians, as well as on the 2010–13 FSDS for Theme IV—Shrinking the Environmental Footprint—Beginning with Government.

The Council will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of the FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. An SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on the FSDS goals and targets. The results of the Council's detailed assessment are made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making.