Greening Government Operations

Overview

The GGO supplementary table applies to departments and agencies bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act, the Policy on Green Procurement, or the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events.

Please note:

  • RPP refers to Reports on Plans and Priorities and represents planned / expected results.
  • DPR refers to Departmental Performance Reports and represents actual results.

Printing Unit Reduction Target

8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010–11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. 4:1  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. FY 2011–12 6:1 4:1
FY 2012–13 8:1  
FY 2013–14 8:1  


Strategies / Comments

  1. Method for Tracking Printing Units: All network-connected devices are traceable in a database; stand-alone devices will be converted to network-connected.

Paper Consumption Target

8.8 By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005–2006 and 2011–2012, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. FY 2011–12
11,393
   
Paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011–12 90 % 75 %
FY 2012–13 80 %  
FY 2013–14 75 %  


Strategies / Comments

  • Baseline fiscal year selected: 2010-11
  • Method for Tracking Paper Consumption: PWGSC Paper Standing Offer
  • Implementation Strategies:
    1. As part of its efforts to reduce paper consumption, the Commission is implementing default two-sided printing.
    2. The Commission is committed to making greater use of electronic formats for distribution of documents and reports.

8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.

Training for Select Employees.

[The Commission will provide green procurement training.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Training for Acquisition Cardholders

Percentage of new acquisition cardholders who have completed the training in the assessment period.
100 % 100 %
Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff

Percentage of materiel managers and procurement personnel who have completed the Canada School of Public Servants Green Procurement training.
100 % 50 %
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.   50 %


Strategies / Comments

  1. All new Acquisition cardholders will receive training on the requirements for green procurement.
  2. Plans for engagement: All procurement and materiel management professionals will receive green procurement training as it applies to the materiel life cycle.



Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

The Commission will ensure that environmental consideration clauses are incorporated into performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Percentage of managers and functional heads that have environmental consideration clauses incorporated into their performance evaluations 100 % 50 %
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.   50 %


Strategies / Comments

  1. All procurement and materiel management managers will have green procurement terms in their annual performance agreements.
  2. Plans for engagement: Performance review process.



Management processes and controls.

The Commission will follow green procurement principles.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Percentage of new computers, monitors and other electronic devices purchased that meet Energy Star certification or equivalent. 100 % 100 %


Strategies / Comments

  • Plans for engagement:
    1. Review process documentation, including, but not limited to, policies, standards, guidelines, guides and manuals to incorporate a green component into the procurement strategy;
    2. Establish relative priorities of possible actions and identify and consult stakeholders;
    3. Establish Green selection criteria for goods (templates CID, RFP, etc.) to ensure environmental performance considerations are integrated into the procurement process to direct personnel towards the purchase of the environmentally preferable models.

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