Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy: 2019–2020 Departmental Results Report - Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

1. Introduction to the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016 to 2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) adheres to the principles of the FSDS, and while not bound formally by the Act, supports reporting on the implementation of the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy.

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 a Low-Carbon Government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Previous years’ supplementary information tables are on the Agency’s website.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

The following tables provide performance information on departmental actions in support of the FSDS goals listed in section 2.

Context: Low-Carbon Government

Low-Carbon Government: The Government of Canada leads by example by making its operations low-carbon

FSDS target(s)

FSDS contributing action(s)

Corresponding departmental action(s)

Starting point(s)
Performance indicator(s)
Target(s)

Results achieved

Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target

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.
  • Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement (starting point, as of 2016‑17, 7, 100%).

100% (16/16)

Green procurement incorporates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. Procurement agents who are trained to apply such criteria can award contracts to suppliers with a reduced GHG footprint. This is expected to motivate suppliers to reduce GHG emissions associated with their goods, services and supply chains.

UN SDG: SDG 12—Target 12.

  • Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls.
  • Ensure that key officials include contributions to, and support for, the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations.
  • 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%).

0, 0%

Green procurement incorporates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. Managers and functional heads of procurement whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement encourages that green procurement considerations are taken into account in decision-making.

UN SDG: SDG 12—Target 12.

  • 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.
  • Total volume of IT hardware acquisitions against volume of green vehicles used—baseline 95% (starting point, as of 2016‑17, 100%).

100%

Green procurement incorporates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. The Agency maintains or exceeds the use of green procurement instruments provided by Shared Services Canada and/or Public Services and Procurement Canada for IT equipment. The Agency adheres to government guidelines, directives and principles relating to green procurement.

UN SDG: SDG 12—Target 12.

  • Reduce the use of multi-functional devices to decrease energy costs and paper consumption.
  • Total volume of multi-functional devices (photocopier-printer-scanner) will be reduced—baseline 22 (starting point, as of 2016‑17, 0%).

0% (23)

Green procurement incorporates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. The Agency seeks to reduce the number of multi-functional devices in order to decrease energy and paper consumption.

UN SDG: SDG 12—Target 12.

  • Ensure 95% of functional specialists and acquisition cardholders at the Agency have received green procurement training.
  • 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%).

100% (43/43)

Green procurement incorporates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. Functional specialists and acquisition cardholders who are trained to apply such criteria can award contracts to suppliers with a reduced GHG footprint. This is expected to motivate suppliers to reduce GHG emissions associated with their goods, services and supply chains.

UN SDG: SDG 12—Target 12.

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2019‑20 reporting cycle, the Agency had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and no public statements were produced.

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