2014-2015 Part III - Departmental Performance Report (DPR)

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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 Privy Council Office supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities in this supplementary information table.

Although the Privy Council Office is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the Privy Council Office adheres to the principles of the FSDS.

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

In addition to leveraging the benefits of PWGSC’s green procurement instruments, PCO’s strategy for maximizing green procurement includes increasing awareness, providing training for key resources and creating performance measures for managers of procurement and materiel.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture

  • Internal Services

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 by March 31, 2015. Draft PCO Green Procurement Strategy finalized by March 31, 2015. Implementation to commence in June 2015.
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 2014-15. A total of 8 out of 11 employees, representing 73% of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management with purchasing responsibilities, completed the Green Procurement course by the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year. New staff in procurement/materiel management required to take training within 6 months of their arrival at PCO.
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 2014-15. Responsible managers and functional heads of procurement will have criteria regarding their contribution towards green procurement incorporated into their performance evaluations.

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Audio-visual Equipment

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchases of audio-visual equipment will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment. By March 31, 2015, $9,574.80 of the total $9,574.80 (100%) of purchases met this target.

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Imaging Hardware and Consumables

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchases of imaging hardware will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment. By March 31, 2015, $27,228.40 of the total $27,228.40 (100%) of purchases met this target.

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Copy paper, commercial printing, and/or envelope purchases

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
By March 31, 2017, 95% of copy paper, commercial printing, and/or envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production. By March 31, 2015, $98,297.45 of the total $98,297.45 (100%) of purchases met this target.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved.
By March 31, 2015, $5,045,777.68 of the total $7,043,488.70 (71.64%) of all goods and services purchased under contract were carried out under PWGSC procurement instruments designed to meet federal government green procurement standards.
Best Practice
7.2.3. Invite acquisition cardholders to complete training on green procurement.
Invitation will be sent with release of Green Procurement Strategy in June 2015.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Achieved.
Environmental considerations and awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement detailed in PCO Contracting Policy and Guide for Managers.
Draft PCO Green Procurement Strategy finalized by March 31, 2015. Implementation will commence in June 2015. It is anticipated that dissemination of the strategy will heighten awareness, resulting in an increase in green procurement at PCO.

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2014-15 reporting cycle, the Privy Council Office 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 Privy Council Office did not develop any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment, no related public statements were produced.