Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy - Departmental Results Report 2016-2017

1. Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development

The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Department of Canadian Heritage supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the Department of Canadian Heritage’s actions in support of Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government]. The report for 2016–17 presents a high‑level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013–16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the departmental website.

3. Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, the Department of Canadian Heritage contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through fifteen implementation strategies for Goal 7: waste and asset management.

FSDS Goal 7: waste and asset management Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.
FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results

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.

Expected Result: Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place.

Achieved.
Environmental provisions are included in all departmental tender documents and suppliers are encouraged to integrate environmental considerations when submitting proposals and/or providing goods and services to the Department.

Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

Achieved.
Nine (9/9) employees
100%

Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

Achieved.
Three (3/3) employees
100%

By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchased of audio visual equipment will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.

Audio Visual Equipment – dollar value of audio visual equipment purchased that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all audio visual equipment purchased in 2016-17.

Achieved.
Most (93%) AV Equipment is acquired through the mandatory Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) acquisition mechanism which includes green procurement clauses.

By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchases of IT hardware will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.

Information Technology (IT) Hardware – dollar value of IT hardware purchased that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all purchases for IT hardware in 2016-17.

Achieved.
Most (95%) IT Hardware is acquired through mandatory Shared Services Canada (SSC) acquisition mechanisms which include green procurement clauses.

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

Office Furniture – dollar value of office furniture purchased that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value of all office furniture purchases in 2016-17.

Achieved
Most (71%) of office furniture is acquired through Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) acquisition mechanisms which include green procurement clauses and are considered green procurement as defined by GGO guidelines.

Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

Achieved
The Contracting and Materiel Management Directorate uses existing SSC and PSPC standing offer and supply arrangements which include green procurement clauses, and ensures that requirements tendered by PCH specify green procurement provisions.

Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.

All PCH cardholders are required to acknowledge their responsibility by signing/ authorizing the “Restrictions and Obligations for the Use of the Acquisition Card” forms which include green procurement under the Treasury Board Secretariat Directives.

Implementation strategies: performance summary

No changes since last fiscal year.

4. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, the Department of Canadian Heritage considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. As the Department of Canadian Heritage did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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