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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

1. Has the department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?

In progress

2. Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes:

The institution is progressing towards the incorporation of green procurement considerations in its overall procurement decision-making processes as required by the Policy on Green Procurement.

Currently, our training sessions for managers/administration include a green procurement component and our intranet provides green procurement best practices, checklists and links to relevant websites.

In the fall of 2008, one new green procurement initiative was developed with the introduction of mandatory duplex printing.

3. Results achieved:

Rigorous environmental considerations were part of the development of specifications for the construction of a new facility (energy and water savings initiatives including a green roof component).

Current practices within LAC confirm sound reuse and recycling of material (furniture, computers, equipment).

A direct cost savings of approximately $7,000 was achieved within the first five months of implementing the mandatory duplex printing initiative within LAC.

4. Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

Not applicable

Green Procurement Targets

5. Has the department established green procurement targets?

In progress

6. Are these green procurement targets the same as those identified in your Sustainable Development Strategy (Table 8)?

Not applicable

7. Summary of green procurement targets:

Not applicable

8. Results achieved::

Not applicable