2014-15 Report on Plans and Priorities

Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Green Procurement Reporting For Departments and Agencies Not Bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act

Departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act must complete mandatory reporting on meeting the requirements of Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurementusing this section5.

Strategies / Comments

  1. Approach: The PMPRB´s approach to implementing green procurement is targeted to the use of PWGSC procurement instruments, ensuring key procurement personnel are trained and including green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluations of key decision makers.
  2. Management Processes and Controls: The PMPRB uses PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers. Furthermore:
    • Since 2010-11, the PMPRB has been following the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy for surplus electronic and electrical equipment ; and
    • Since 2011-12, all contracting documents include a clause addressing environmental considerations in the performance of the work required.
  3. Setting Targets: In addition to the commitments identified in ii., v., and vi., the PMPRB will continue to ensure that 95% of all purchases are made through PWGSC green consolidated procurement instruments, where available.
  4. Training: Senior management will also increase staff awareness of environmental issues, such as limiting the number of colour copies and printed copies of documents to only what is necessary and using two-sided printing and copying where feasible.
  5. Performance Evaluations: Include an objective to ensure environmental considerations are taken into account in all procurement activities in the performance management agreement of each Chief or Unit Head in Corporate Services Branch with responsibility for procurement.
  6. Meeting Targets: The PMPRB will report against these targets in the Departmental Performance Report.
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