Supplementary Information Tables - Greening Government Operations

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

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

The Supreme Court of Canada procures over $5M in goods and services per year, in several commodity categories. Although greening of our procurement can be integrated throughout our activities, the Supreme Court of Canada is focusing on three prospective areas of greening its procurement: toners and cartridges, office supplies and office furniture.

Link to department's PAA

Program: 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 (as of April 1, 2014). Yes [March 31, 2014]
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.

 2

100%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

1

100%

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

By March 31, 2015, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in 2014-15. 90%

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

By March 31, 2015, 35% of office supply purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the supplies.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value or volume of office furniture purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all office furniture purchases in 2014-15. 35%

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

By March 31, 2017, 70% of office furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the furniture.

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value or volume of office furniture purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all office furniture purchases in 2014-15. 50%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.1. Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes. Seeking to reach “Achieved” status
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. 4 commodity categories

Best Practice

7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status

 

Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Scope and Context

Although the Supreme Court of Canada is a non-FSDS department and is therefore not obligated to implement this target, it has implemented some initiatives aimed at improving the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Link to department’s PAA

Program: Internal Services

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.

Additional Activities Targeted Performance Level

Removal of local printers:

By March 31, 2015, the SCC will develop and implement a phased approach to reduce the number of local printers.
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

Automatic Shutdown of workstations:

By March 31, 2015, the SCC will develop and implement a phased approach to shutdown workstations left powered.
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

Reduce consumption of virgin paper:

Increase the use of recycled paper for non-court related sectors by March 31, 2015.
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

Packaging and box returns:

Boxes and packaging are returned to furniture suppliers for re-use. Plans are to increase this by March 31, 2015 by encouraging the return of packaging material to our supplier(s) of office supplies.
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status.

Electronic Waste Strategy:

SCC follows PWGSC Electronic Waste Strategy for disposal of surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) through programs such as Computers for Schools (CFS) and Crown Assets Distribution Directorate (CADD).
Seeking to reach “Achieved” status.