2015-16 Sustainable Development Strategy

2015-16 Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16 presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Canadian Human Rights Commission supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the results for Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies
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 (Optional)
Although the Canadian Human Rights Commission is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA), it is bound by the Policy on Green Procurement. Therefore, the Commission has set and will report on Target 7.2.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Performance Level Acheived
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. Yes [March 31, 2017]
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2015-16. 3 (100%)
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in fiscal year 2015-16. 0 (0%)

Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.

Performance Indicator Performance Level Acheived
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question. 100%
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 95% of copy paper, commercial printing, and/or envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production.
Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Dollar value or volume of copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases in the year in question 95%
Annual amount spent on copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelopes. $44,055.29
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 90% of IT hardware purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.
Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Dollar value or volume of IT hardware purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all purchases for IT hardware in the year in question. $202,031.87
Annual amount spent on IT hardware. 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Level Achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Achieved