Greening Government Operations

Part A: Green Procurement Capacity Building
Activity Target as % (as reported in 2012–13 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
1a. Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff 50% 50% As a micro-organization, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) does not have full FTEs dedicated to Procurement and/or Materiel Management. 50% of the staff that have procurement and material management included in their responsibilities has taken the Canada School of Public Service course C215.
1b. Training for Acquisition Cardholders 50% 100% 50% the staff with acquisition cards had completed green procurement training by the end of the 2012–13 fiscal year.
2. Procurement Processes and Controls The PMPRB, as a small agency, takes advantage of the guidance and procurement instruments provided by PWGSC. As such, the use of standing offers ensures that environmental attributes of suppliers are considered. In those rare instances where an item is not available through a standing offer, the PMPRB works with Public Works and Government Services (PWGSC) to arrange the procurement.
Part B: Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments
Good/Service Target as % (as reported in 2012-13 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
IT Hardware 25% 100%

All IT procurements in 2012-13 were made using green consolidated procurement instruments as designated by PWGSC.
All old computers are disposed of through the Computer for Schools program, when possible.

All surplus electronic and electrical equipment is disposed of in accordance with the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy.

Paper 80% 100%

All of the paper ordered in 2012-13 was recycled white paper.

By establishing two-sided printing as a default setting, the PMPRB has achieved a 29% reduction in the amount of paper used by the printers.

Printer toners 50% 51% Of the 47 toner cartridges ordered, 24 of them were remanufactured toner, 23 were originals, and all empty toner cartridges were returned to be recycled.
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