Supplementary Information Tables - Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada's effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (ORSCC) supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

Although the ORSCC is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the ORSCC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

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 ORSCC procures over $5M in goods and services per year in several commodity categories.  Although greening of its procurement can be integrated throughout its activities, the ORSCC 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 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 procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent in fiscal year 2016–17.

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 fiscal year 2016–17.

1

100%
Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2017, 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 2016-17.

Exceeded in 2014-15.

Seeking to maintain “Exceeded” status in 2016-17.
Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2017, 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 supply purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all office supply purchases in 2016-17.

Achieved 34.3% in 2014-15.

Seeking to obtain “Achieved” status in 2016-17.
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 2016-17.

Achieved in 2014-15.

Seeking to maintain “Achieved” status in 2016-17.

 

Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.1 Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes.

Achieved in 2014-15.

Seeking to maintain “Achieved” status.
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

Achieved in 2014-15.

Seeking to maintain “Achieved” status.

Best Practice

7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.

Achieved in 2014-15.

Seeking to maintain “Achieved” status.