2015-2016 Part III - Departmental Performance Report (DPR)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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 described in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the results for Theme IV — Shrinking the Environmental Footprint — Beginning with Government.

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 the Organization’s Program(s)

Internal Services

Performance Measurement

Expected result

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. PCO Green Procurement Strategy in place as of 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 2015—16. A total of 13 out of 13 employees, representing 100% of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management with purchasing responsibilities, completed the Green Procurement course (C215) by the end of fiscal year 2015—16. All new staff in procurement/materiel management units are 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 2015—16. A total of 3 employees, representing 100% of all responsible managers and functional heads of procurement, had criteria regarding their contribution towards green procurement incorporated into their performance evaluations.

Departmental green procurement target

Audio-visual Equipment
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
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. PCO is on track to meeting the official target established for 2017. In the interim, by March 31, 2016, $116,164.26 of the total $116,164.26 (100%) met the target.

Departmental green procurement target

Imaging Hardware and Consumables
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
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. PCO is on track to meeting the official target established for 2017. In the interim, by March 31, 2016, $578,350.56 of the total $737,618.71 (78.40%) met the target.

Departmental green procurement target

Copy paper, commercial printing, and/or envelope purchases
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved. By March 31, 2016, $17,814,991.81 of the total $19,466.302.75 (91.51%) of all goods and services purchased under contract were carried out under PSPC/SSC procurement instruments designed to meet federal government green procurement standards.
Best Practice

7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Invitation to acquisition holders sent with release of Green Procurement Strategy in June 2015.
Best Practice

7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurementamong managers.
Achieved.

CO Green Procurement Strategy in place as of June 2015. Communication and dissemination of the strategy has heightened awareness, resulting in an increase in green procurement at PCO.

Environmental considerations and awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement also detailed in PCO Contracting Guide for Managers.