Supplementary Information Tables - Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act must complete mandatory reporting on meeting the requirements of Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurement using this section.

Strategies / Comments

I. Approach

The ORSCC’s approach to implementing green procurement is to target the use of PWGSC procurement instruments and the delivery of training to key personnel. The inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluation of the functional head of procurement is included in the ORSCC’s approach for 2014-15.

II. Management Processes and Controls

The ORSCC uses PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers by PWGSC.

Furthermore:

  • The ORSCC continues to inform managers of the environmental impact when considering procurement options.
  • This fiscal year, a statement was included in the procurement request form to remind management of buying green.
  • The ORSCC follows the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy for the disposal of surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) through programs such as Computers for Schools (CFS) and Crown Assets Distribution Directorate (CADD).

III. Setting Targets

In addition to the commitments identified in II, IV, and V, the ORSCC set the following targets:

Automatic shutdown of workstations
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2014, the ORSCC will develop and implement a phased approach to shutdown workstations left powered.    
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 75% 87%

 

Removal of local printers
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2014, the ORSCC will develop and implement a phased approach to reduce the number of local printers.    
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 30% 71%

 

Reduce consumption of virgin paper
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2014, the ORSCC will increase the use of recycled paper for non-court related sectors.    
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 20% 44%

 

Increase the purchase of recycled office supplies
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2014, the ORSCC will increase the use of recycled office supplies.    
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 10% 31%

 

Packaging and box returns
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Currently, boxes and packaging are returned to furniture suppliers for re-use. By March 31, 2014, the ORSCC will increase the return of packaging material to suppliers for office supplies.    
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 15% 80%

IV. Green Procurement Training

One employee has completed all required CSPS courses; one employee has completed half the required courses (remaining courses will be completed in 2014-15).  

V. Performance Evaluations

The performance evaluation of the functional head of procurement (1 employee) will contain an objective for environmental considerations in 2014-15.

VI. Meeting Targets

All targets were achieved.