Supplementary Information Table - Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
Although the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (ORSCC) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy (DSDS), the ORSCC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.
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 ORSCC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” table in section 2, below.
2. Commitments for ORSCC
The ORSCC is supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy by taking environmental considerations into account in our purchasing decisions. Accordingly, the ORSCC is focusing on the following areas: toners and cartridges, office furniture and office supplies.
|FSDS target||FSDS contributing action||Corresponding departmental action(s)||Performance indicators||Programs|
|Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025.||Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement.||Integrate environmental consideration into procurement management processes and controls.||Seeking to maintain ‟Achieved” status by continuing to dedicate ongoing efforts in our procurement processes.||Internal Services|
Incorporate environmental considerations into the development of any common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible.
|Seeking to maintain ‟Achieved” status.||Internal Services|
|Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.||Maintain number (2) and percentage (100%) of specialists in procurement and material management who have completed training on green procurement.||Internal Services|
|Ensure key officials include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations.||Maintain number (1) and percentage (100%) of managers and functional heads of procurement and material management whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year.||Internal Services|
Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of imaging hardware and consumables.
|By March 31, 2019, 100% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.||Internal Services|
|Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of office furniture.||By March 31, 2019, 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.||Internal Services|
|Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of office supplies.||By March 31, 2019, 40% of office supplies purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the supplies.||Internal Services|
3. Integrating sustainable development
The ORSCC uses Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers/supply arrangements by PSPC. Furthermore, when there is no PSPC standing offer available, the ORSCC includes a clause addressing environmental considerations, when relevant, in the performance of the work required.
The ORSCC plans to continue integrating sustainable development into its procurement practices and efforts will continue to be dedicated to promote Green Procurement through procurement training, inclusion of reminders on procurement forms, as well as pre-selected Green items when procuring office supplies and office furniture.
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