2020 to 2023 Short-form Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

January 2021

FSDS goal: Greening Government

FSDS target FSDS contributing action Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department’s Program Inventory

Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement

Departments will use environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions

Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls

Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains.

Copy paper, commercial printing and /or envelope purchases will contain 100% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production.

Starting point: 95% of current paper contains a minimum of 30% recycled content.

Target: 90% of paper will contain 100% recycled content by end of 2021

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Insert in all contracts a procedure to provide Finance with an electronic copy of invoices instead of a paper copy.

This target was achieved in 2020

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Minimize packaging waste by adding a packaging criterion to RFQ’s when ordering goods.

Starting point: 10% in 2020

Target: 60% by end of 2021

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Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees

Ensure that decisions makers, and material management and procurement specialists have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement

Motivate procurement officer to purchase green goods and services.

Percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent.

Starting point: 85% in 2020

Target: 100% by 2021

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