In accordance with the Auditor General Act, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tabled its third sustainable development strategy (2004-2007) in Parliament in February 2004. The strategy came into effect on April 1, 2004, and outlines a four-part interconnected plan to continue the course of getting our house in order through capacity building and purposeful interventions for sustainable development results. The four areas of focus are:

We also identified six mini-strategies to facilitate the achievement of expected results. They are as follows:

Mini-strategies Results expected by March 31, 2007
  1. Engage leadership from management
  2. Ensure effective and creative communication
  3. Provide simple and effective tools and support
  4. Support and enhance the national sustainable development network
  5. Target systems and templates as a means of integrating sustainable development into the CRA's planning activities
  6. Assign appropriate resources

Systematic management of environmental issues
Stronger leadership for sustainable development and more employee buy-in
Enhanced program delivery through systematic paper measurement, sustainable work travel, and influencing negotiations with partners
Completed framework for management of sustainable development, and decision-making that includes sustainable development considerations

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