2016-2017 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada has been embedding environmental considerations into its public procurement process in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Scope and Context

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada's effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC) supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities identified in this supplementary information table.

Although the ATSSC is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the ATSSC adheres to the principles of the federal sustainable development strategy by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

The ATSSC is focusing on three prospective areas for greening its procurement: furniture purchases, audio visual purchases and office supplies purchases.

Performance Measurement

Expected result

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

Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement has been in place as of April 1, 2015. On track to achieving this target.
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who will complete the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course, or equivalent, in 2016–17. 3 procurement specialists
100% complete in 2015-16
New procurement specialists to be hired in 2016-17 will complete the Green Procurement course within 90 days of the date in which they are hired.
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement in 2016–17. 1 manager
100% complete for 2015-16 and on target to be 100% complete for 2016-17

Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2017, 65% of furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of furniture.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
The value of furniture purchased that meets the target relative to the total value of furniture purchased. 65%

Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2017, 70% of office supplies, excluding acquisition card purchases, will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of those supplies.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
The value of office supplies purchased that meets the target relative to the total value of office supplies purchased, excluding acquisition card purchases. 70%

Departmental green procurement target

By March 31, 2017, 65% of audio visual equipment and services purchased will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of those supplies.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
The value of purchased audio visual equipment and services that meets the target relative to the total value of audio visual equipment purchased. 70%
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved.
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Seeking to achieve target.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Seeking to achieve target.
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