National action plan

The national action plan 2004-2007 drives the sustainable development strategy. The plan details goals, objectives, targets, activities, completion dates, offices of responsibility, performance indicators and measures, and data collection methods. The plan consists of 4 goals, 9 objectives, 22 targets, and 69 [Footnote 1] activities to be completed over the three-year period. The national plan is supported by individual branch and regional plans developed through a consultative process and approved by respective assistant commissioners.

Environmental management programs (EMPs) form an important part of the national action plan. EMPs are individual work plans used to systematically manage the CRA's environmental responsibilities through identification of opportunities, establishment of targets, systematic implementation, monitoring, and reporting. For 2004-2005, we approved five EMPs addressing fleet, green procurement, solid and hazardous wastes, internal paper, as well as a general EMP that included targets for outside emissions, halocarbons, and storage tank management. The main targets of these EMPs are reflected in goals 1and 2 of the national plan. Details are reported through the Environmental Management System. For more information on the CRA Sustainable Development Strategy 2004-2007 and the Sustainable Development Action Plan for 2004-2007, visit


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Activities are updated annually to keep current with the changing operating environment of the CRA.
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