Greening Government Operations


Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Shared Services Canada (SSC) is bound by the Policy on Green Procurement, but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act . As such, SSC is reporting against Target 7.2: Green Procurement which describes the actions taken by SSC to embed environmental considerations into public procurement in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

The Greening of Government Operations

Green Procurement Targets
Strategies and/or Comments

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement
  • Consolidate and streamline the Government of Canada’s information technology (IT) infrastructure services in the areas of email, data centres and networks, thus eliminating unnecessary duplication, reducing the environmental footprint, consumption and waste;
  • Consolidate contracts, thus enabling efficiencies in the supply chain and service delivery;
  • Integrate environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process;
  • Promote Canada School of Public Service course C215 – Green Procurement, primarily to functional specialists in procurement and/or materiel management;
  • Continue to engage partner organizations, including Public Works and Government Services Canada, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, to develop baseline Departmental Green Procurement targets and performance indicators (e.g. temperature ratings, power availability, usage effectiveness and efficiency, energy consumption, toxic and hazardous chemical/substance content, equipment packaging, heavy metals, production processes, water consumption, solid waste, etc.); and
  • Implement an electronic Request for Acquisition Services web-based application system, and introducing an Electronic Procurement and Payment Solution to enable integrated procurement and payment operations, and facilitate category management.
1. Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place. Achieved.

This is an ongoing activity in accordance with the strategies outlined above.
Number (72) and percentage (80%) of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent. Opportunity for Improvement.

Original performance target was 100%.  Remainder of procurement specialists to complete the course in the new fiscal year.
Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved.
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