Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada

Common menu bar links

Sustainable Development Strategy

Target 7.2: 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 (optional)
The Council approach to implementing green procurement is to focus on the use of PWGSC procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel, the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluation of key decision makers.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). Yes, planned completion date: August 2015
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. Planned Number: 6
Planned 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 2
Planned percentage: 100%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
Business Travel/Accommodation

By March 31, 2017, 30% of accommodation stays will take place in establishments that have a high environmental rating (three green environmental keys or higher) based on an industry recognized tool.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Dollar value or number of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or number of all accommodation stays in the year in question.

Annual amount spent on accommodation
By March 31 2017 50%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
Imaging, Hardware and Consumables/Toner Cartridges

By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.
Performance Indicator Performance Target

Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question.

Annual amount spent on toner cartridges.
By March 31 2017 90%
Departmental Green Procurement Target


By March 31, 2017, 90% of vehicles purchased are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class available at the time of purchase and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Purchase of a fuel efficient vehicle 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Performance Target Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking to reach “Achieved”
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Seeking to reach “Achieved”
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Seeking to reach “Achieved”