Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) 2015-2016

From: Parole Board of Canada

This supplementary information table consolidates and replaces all the components of the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) formerly presented in the tabled Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) and on departmental websites. This table integrates reporting on Greening of Government Operations and on Strategic Environmental Assessments pursuant to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals.

Overview
Departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act must complete mandatory reporting on meeting the requirements of Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurement using this section.
4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies
Target 7.2: Green Procurement Targets
Strategies and/or Comments:
  1. Approach: The Board’s approach to implementing green procurement is to continue to target the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement instruments into which environmental performance considerations are already integrated, to continue to provide continuous training on greening to personnel, and to continue to promote environmental considerations in our daily workplaces.
  2. Management Processes and Controls: The Board uses PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers/supply arrangements by PWGSC. Furthermore, when there is no PWGSC standing offer available, all other contracting documents include a clause addressing environmental considerations in the performance of the work required.
  3. Specific Targets: In addition to commitments identified in i, ii, and iv, the Board has the following target:
    • Continue to encourage staff to use the recycling/shredder bins provided for paper and plastic; to reduce paper usage by using electronic alternatives; and encourage staff to minimize printing and copying by utilizing duplex printing options.
  4. Green Procurement Training: The Board has only one Contracting Management Advisor and the employee completed the Canada School of Public Service online course C215 in May 2008. Training on Green Procurement will continue to be provided to key acquisition cardholders and managers involved with acquisitions on an ongoing basis.
  5. Performance Evaluations: In 2015-16, the Board will ensure that an objective to take environmental considerations into account for all procurement activities is included in the performance agreement of our Contracting Management Advisor.
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