Greening Government Operations

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.

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 - The CGC’s green procurement plan was approved and implemented in 2009. The plan is scheduled to be reviewed in 2014–15.
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. 4
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. 1

Departmental Green Procurement Target: Reduce the total number of printers by April, 2015 to increase the ratio of printers to FTEs from 1:1.5 to 1:5.

Note: The target, originally set in 2009, has been updated to a ratio of 1 printer to 8 FTEs to reflect progress to date.

Performance Indicator Performance Target
Ratio of printers to FTEs Ratio of 1 printer to 8 FTEs

Departmental Green Procurement Target: Replace obsolete printers with duplex printers

Performance Indicator Performance Target
Percentage of obsolete printers that are replaced with duplex printers 100%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Achieved and ongoing