2018-2019 Departmental Results Report: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016 –2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS):
  • sets out the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities
  • establishes goals and targets
  • identifies actions to achieve them, 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, although not bound by the Act, the Agency supports reporting on the implementation of the FSDS and its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, or equivalent document, through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Sustainable Development at the Agency

The Agency's Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the department's actions in support of achieving Low-Carbon Government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Last year's supplementary information table is posted on the Agency's website. This year, the Agency is also noting which UN SDG target each departmental action contributes to achieving.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

The following table provides the performance information on departmental actions in support of the FSDS goal listed in section 2.

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025

Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement

  • Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls
  • Ensure that decision makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement
  • Ensure that key officials include contributions to, and support for, the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations
  • Departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of specific goods or services:
    • Maintain or exceed the use of consolidated green procurement instruments provided by Shared Services Canada and/or Public Services and Procurement Canada for 95% of information technology (IT) hardware equipment purchases made by the Agency.
    • Reduce the use of multi-functional devices to decrease energy costs and paper consumption.
    • Ensure 95% of functional specialists and acquisition cardholders at the Agency have received green procurement training.

12.7

  • Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement (starting point, as of 2016-17, 7, 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 current fiscal year (starting point, as of 2016-17, 0, 0%).
  • Departmental indicators:
    • Total volume of IT hardware acquisitions against volume of green vehicles used -- baseline 95% (starting point, as of 2016-17, 100%).
    • Total volume of multi-functional devices (photocopier-printer-scanner) will be reduced – baseline 22 (starting point, as of 2016-17, 0%).
    • Combined total of functional specialists and acquisition cardholders against total of those who have received green procurement training to date (starting point, as of 2016-17, 32,100%).
  • Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement (as of 2017-18, 7, 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 current fiscal year (as of 2017-18, 0, 0%).
  • Departmental indicators:
    • Total volume of IT hardware acquisitions against volume of green vehicles used -- baseline 95% (as of 2017-18, 100%).
    • Total volume of multi-functional devices (photocopier-printer-scanner) will be reduced – baseline 22 (as of 2017-18, 0%).
    • Combined total of functional specialists and acquisition cardholders against total of those who have received green procurement training to date (as of 2017-18, 29, 100%).

* This new element shows how departments are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2018–19 reporting cycle, the Agency had no proposals that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment and no public statements were produced.

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