Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development

The 2013-16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 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 PPSC supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the PPSC’s actions in support of Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government. The report for 2016-17 presents a high-level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013-16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the organization’s website.

Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, the PPSC contributed to the 2013-16 FSDS through seven implementation strategies for Goal 7: waste and asset management.

FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results
Goal 7: waste and asset management

Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.
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.
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place [Yes / No]. The projected implementation is ongoing.
    Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. No procurement specialist has completed the C 215 course in FY 2016-17.

    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. One Manager

    Copy paper, commercial printing and envelope purchases that contain a minimum of 30% recycled content as a percentage of total dollar value of all copy paper and envelope purchases, in the given fiscal year. 100%
    Percentage of leases and purchases of energy-efficient devices, using the PWGSC procurement vehicle relative to the total number purchased. 100%
    Percentage of office furniture purchases that include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the acquisition of furniture as a percentage of total value of all office furniture purchases for the given fiscal year. 100%
    Percentage of total purchases of computer workstations and laptops via the use of PWGSC consolidated procurement vehicles thereby reducing packaging, transportation and increasing green procurement measures already incorporated in the PWGSC procurement tools. 100%

Implementation strategies: performance summary

Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, the PPSC 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 PPSC did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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