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 Table 12 - Sustainable Development Strategies (non-financial)

1. SDS Departmental Goal:

Correctional Service Canada’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2010 Goal:

Contribute to a just, peaceful and safe Canadian society, respectful of natural resources and ecological capacities.

2. Federal SD Goal (s) including GGO goals, if applicable:

CSC’s SDS 2007-2010 sets out the following 7 goals that are all in line with the Federal SD goals:

  1. Contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are responsible for climate change;
  2. Contribute to the protection of the atmosphere;
  3. Contribute to the conservation of the tropospheric air quality;
  4. Contribute to the protection of the hydrosphere;
  5. Contribute to the support of sustainable communities;
  6. Contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources;
  7. Contribute  to the reinforcement of governance and decisions that support SD.

3. Department’s Expected Results for 2007-2008

Notwithstanding the fact that the SDS targets span over a 3 year cycle, CSC has started to implement in 2007-2008 numerous environmental/SD initiatives in line with its SDS commitments. Even if most results cannot be fully accounted for after only the first year of the SDS implementation, CSC focused its efforts in 2007-2008 on two fronts, i.e. building its capacity to deliver the SDS/Environmental Program commitments through a significant staffing process while moving forward several SD/Environmental projects.  In summary, the expected results for 2007-2008 were the following:

  • A reduction of 0.5% of natural gas and/or heating oil consumption;
  • The continuation of the installation of 2 large wind turbines and the implementation of other minor renewable energy projects;
  • At least 10% of all new acquired vehicles being hybrid models or vehicles running on alternative fuels;
  • Optimization of boiler operation, including NOx emissions measurements, by expanding the annual tune-up of large boilers to all regions;
  • Replacement of at least one large halocarbon cooling systems that represent the highest risk of leaks;
  • Implementation of at least one Phase 1 and 2 VOCs Recovery Project on its petroleum storage tanks;
  • Implementation of at least one project to improve the quality of targeted outfalls from wastewater treatment systems;
  • A reduction by approx. 3% of potable water consumption;
  • Remediation of a minimum of 1 priority contaminated site and expansion of the environmental farms management plan;
  • Environmental assessments of at least 2 new of potentially contaminated sites based on their risks to health and ecosystems;
  • Completion of one solid waste audit to improve solid waste management practices;
  • Development of an internal policy on green procurement and related training for procurement officers;
  • Production of at least one SDS progress report for Senior Management.