Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) 2016-2017


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 Parole Board of Canada supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

Although the Parole Board of Canada is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the Parole Board of Canada adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Target 7.2: Green Procurement Targets

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

Human Resources (full-time equivalents- FTEs)
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. The Board's approach to implementing green procurement is to continue to target the use of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) 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.
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2016-17. 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.
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2016-17. In 2016-17, 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.
Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement instruments. The Board uses PSPC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers/supply arrangements by PSPC. Furthermore, when there is no PSPC standing offer available, all other contracting documents include a clause addressing environmental considerations in the performance of the work required.

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