2020-2023 Short-form Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

April 2020

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although the Military Grievances External Review Committee is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the Military Grievances External Review Committee adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

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 Military Grievances External Review Committee supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision‑making process through the actions described in the "FSDS goal: Greening Government" table in section 2.

2. Commitments for the Military Grievances External Review Committee

FSDS goal: Greening Government

FSDS target FSDS contributing actions Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department's Program Inventory
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement Reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions
  • Ensure specialists in procurement and materiel management have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement
  • Engage employees in greening practices by offering the opportunity to remotely attend meetings and/or work
  • Adopt more digital processes to reduce paper printing
Contributes to the goal of Greening government
  • Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement
  • Number of employees who have access to work and/or attend meetings remotely
Independent review of military grievances

Internal Services

3. Integrating sustainable development

The Military Grievances External Review Committee will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through its Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. A SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of the Military Grievances External Review Committee's assessments are made public when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been considered during proposal development and decision-making.

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