2020-21 Reporting on Green Procurement

1. Context

Although the Canadian Human Rights Commission is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), the Commission adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with 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 Commission supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.

2. Commitments

Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Starting point(s) Performance indicator(s) Target(s) Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement. The Commission uses environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions. Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls. Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question: 95%. 100% Green procurement incorporated environmental considerations into purchasing decisions, motivating suppliers to green their goods, services and supply chain.
Ratio copy paper that contains a minimum of 30% recycled content relative to the total dollar value or volume of all copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases in the year in question: 95%. 95% of paper and 75% of the envelopes purchased contain 50% post-consumer recycled content.
Percentage of IT purchases that include criteria or clauses which reduce the environmental impact of the product or service being purchased: 80%. 100%
Ensure key officials include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations. Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year: 2 and 50%. 0%
Support for green procurement is strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees. Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement. Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement: 100%. 75

3. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2020–21 reporting cycle, the Commission had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produce.

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