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Supplementary Table 4

Greening Government Operations (GGO)

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.
Scope and Context

WD has five locations across Canada.  Locations are identified by cities where WD has an office with 8 or more employees.  The WD locations are:

  • Vancouver, British Columbia;
  • Edmonton, Alberta (Headquarters);
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba; and
  • Ottawa, Ontario.

Effective April 1, 2013 all procurement functions were centralized to the Corporate Administration group in Finance and Corporate Management, Headquarters.  The Centralized Procurement Unit consists of the Manager, Corporate Administration, three Procurement Officers and one Procurement Clerk.

Link to department's PAA
Program: Internal Services
Financial Performance Expectations
Data not available.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result

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

Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). Yes [April 1, 2014]
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. Number: Six (6)
Percentage: 100%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year. Number: Two (2)
Percentage: 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
Best Practice (related to Expected Result):

Train functional heads of procurement, procurement and/or material management specialists and all Acquisition Card holders on green procurement. It is mandatory to complete the Canada School of Public Service Course CSPS-Green Procurement (C215).
Achieved

 

Departmental Green Procurement Target:
7.2.1. Information Technology (IT) Hardware


By March 31, 2017, 90% of IT hardware purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value or volume of IT hardware purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all purchase for IT hardware in the given year. 90%
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
7.2.2. Imaging Hardware and Consumables

By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question. 90%
Departmental Green Procurement Target:
7.2.3. Business Travel

By March 31, 2017, 30% of accommodation stays will take place in establishments that have a high environmental rating based on an industry recognized tool.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of number of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or number of all accommodation stays in the given year. 30%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.1. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
7.2.2.1. Choose standing offer suppliers that promote toner cartridge recycling Seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
7.2.3.1 Identify accommodation establishments with high environmental ratings. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status.
Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Scope and Context
See Target 7.2
Link to department's PAA
Program: Internal Services
Financial Performance Expectations
Data not available.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015. Yes [April 1, 2013]
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.3.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e., printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.4. Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.5. Select and operate IT and office equipment in a manner that reduces energy consumption and material usage. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Seeking to reach "Exceeded" status
7.3.7. Reuse or recycle workplace materiel and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Seeking to reach "Exceeded" status
7.3.8. Increase the population density in office buildings and space utilization in special purpose buildings. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
7.3.9. Maintain or improve sustainable fleet management. Seeking to reach "Achieved" status
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
Best Practice (related to Expected Result):Leverage the use of Standing Offers and other Consolidated Procurement Instruments established by Public Works and Government Services Canada. Achieved