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 by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

Green Procurement

Performance Measurement

Expected Results: 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. 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 2015-16. Three specialists
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 2015-16. One manager
100%
Expected Results: Copy paper and envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
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%
Expected Results: Implementation of a standard for all new leased multi-functional devices/copiers to incorporate energy-efficient criteria.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Percentage of leases and purchases of energy-efficient devices, using the PWGSC procurement vehicle relative to the total number purchased. 100%
Expected result: Increased percentage of office furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the acquisition of furniture.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
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. 100%
Expected result: Leverage common use procurement instruments, where available and feasible.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
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%

Sustainable Workplace Operations

The PPSC has updated and adopted policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations, as follows:

Expected result: Increased ratio of employees to printing units.
Performance Indicator Performance level achieved
Total number of employees relative to the total number of printing units in use. Average ratio – 8:1 by March 31, 2017
In progress (current ratio 4:1)
Expected result: Minimize of the ratio of information technology assets per employee.
Performance Indicator Performance level achieved
Total number of employees relative to the total number of personal computers setups. Average ratio – 1:1 by March 31, 2017
Achieved

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2015-16 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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