2015-16 Departmental 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 PMPRB supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

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

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.

Performance Measurement

Expected result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.
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 2015–16. Needs improvement
Target: 100% (2 people)
Results: 50% (1 person)

Departmental green procurement target

blank Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the selected baseline year Baseline – 2011-12 internal paper consumption per office employee
10,317.5 sheets per employee
Exceeded – 2015-16 internal paper consumption per office employee
5,304 sheets per employee
Cumulative reduction in paper consumption per office employee in 2015-16 51% reduction in paper consumption per office employee
Develop and adopt a Green Meeting Guide as of
April 1, 2016
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