2014-15 Report on Plans and Priorities

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Greening Government Operations

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 (optional)

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.

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  • 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. Yes, planned completion date before March 31, 2015.
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. A total of 12 employees, representing 100% of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management, will have completed the Green Procurement course by the end of the 2014–15 fiscal year.
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in fiscal year 2014-15. A total of 2 managers, representing 100% of all 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. Dollar value of audio-visual equipment purchases meeting the target relative to total dollar value of all audio-visual equipment purchases in the given year.

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. Dollar value of imaging hardware purchased that meets the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all imaging hardware purchased in the year in question.

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

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. Dollar value of identified paper purchases meeting the target relative to total dollar value of all identified paper purchases in the given year.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking achieved status
Best Practice
7.2.3. Invite acquisition cardholders to complete training on green procurement.
Seeking achieved status
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
By March 31, 2015, a communiqué will be sent to PCO employees to encourage the use of teleconferencing, videoconferencing and green accommodation (i.e., hotels rated as Green Leaf, Green Key hotels).