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.

Performance Measurement

Expected Result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance Indicator Performance Target
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2015. Yes [March 31, 2014]
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) 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 toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

1

100%

Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2016, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.

Performance Indicator Performance Target
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in 2015-16. 90%

Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2016, 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 Performance Target
Dollar value or volume of office supply purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all office supply purchases in 2015-16. 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 Performance Target
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 2015-16. 50%
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance Target
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 which have been reported in previous reports. Consequently, the Supreme Court of Canada will no longer report on this target.