Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada's effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the PPSC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

Although the PPSC is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the PPSC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

Green Procurement

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. March 31, 2017
Due to staff turnover, the projected implementation is ongoing.
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 2016–17. Two specialists or 75%
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 2016–17. One manager or 100%

Expected result: Copy paper and envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Copy paper, commercial printing and envelope purchases that meet the target objective as a percentage of total dollar value of all copy paper and envelope purchases, in the year in question. 100%
(by March 31, 2017)

Expected result: Implementation of a standard for all new leased multi-functional devices/copiers to incorporate energy-efficient criteria.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of leases and purchases of energy-efficient devices, using the PWGSC procurement vehicle relative to the total number purchased. 100%
(by March 31, 2017)

Expected result: Increased percentage of office furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the acquisition of furniture.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of office furniture purchases that meet the target objective as a percentage of total value of all office furniture purchases for the year in question 80%
(by March 31, 2017)

Expected result: Leverage common use procurement instruments, where available and feasible.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
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%
(by March 31, 2017)

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The PPSC will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of 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 FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of PPSC’s detailed assessment will be 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 considered during proposal development and decision making.

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