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Table 4: Sustainable Development Strategy

Public Safety Canada Goal A: Reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Federal SD Goal(s), including GGO goals: Clean air

Expected Result Performance Measure(s) Results Achieved
Public Safety Canada offices will have improved energy conservation performance Reduction in use of paper for printing/copying

The installation of duplex printers has enabled the reduction in paper for printing/copying.

Reduction of office electricity use

Energy meters have been installed at PS’s National Headquarters (NHQ) offices. These will enable the establishment of baselines. Communication has been issued to staff on ways to reduce energy consumption. The Department’s intranet provides information to staff on alternative lighting options and best “green” equipment practices. 

Completion of energy audits for PS offices located in National Capital Region (NCR) by 2007-08 and 2008-09 The Department is working with Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to establish baseline data energy level and target reduction levels where possible.
Completion of GHG emissions reduction strategy for PS offices located in NCR by 2007-08 and 2008-09  

Public Safety Canada Goal B: Reduced Departmental vehicle usage and GHG emissions

Federal SD Goal(s), including GGO goals: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Expected Result Performance Measure(s) Results Achieved
Reduced vehicle fleet and staff private vehicle GHG emissions Increase in number of green of fuel-efficient vehicles leased or rented by PS staff

Vehicles used by the Minister and DM are both hybrid vehicles.

Increase in number of new users of public transit services

185 Ecopass users users as of January 2009 (169 in previous year)

Reduction of fuel purchased on PS business per kilometre driven  

Public Safety Canada Goal C: Most products and services procured are "green"

Federal SD Goal(s), including GGO goals: Sustainable use of natural resources

Expected Result Performance Measure(s) Results Achieved
Products and services purchased have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment Reduced energy use in offices

Wherever possible, all incandescent light bulbs have been replaced by compact fluorescent bulbs. PS has sent annual messages to all staff on ways to reduce office energy consumption during peak periods e.g. summer demands on power grid.

Increase in percentage of “green products” procured

All new PCs, laptops and printers have Energy Star accreditation

All toner cartridges used are remanufactured or recycled

95% of toner cartridges procured are recycled products.  All used toner cartridges are diverted to recycling

Reduction in the number of toner cartridges sent to landfill (waste) 100% of PS toner cartridges are recycled
Increase in volume of computer and office equipment diverted to E-waste depots or returned to manufacturers

Used computers (95%) and printers (6%) are re-used in schools through Computers for Schools programs. The balance of equipment is returned to Crown Assets where possible.

Increase in volume of recycled materials diverted to recycling programs All offices and shared spaces are equipped with recycling bins. All material wastes are sent to recycling program.

Public Safety Canada Goal D: Maximize departmental contribution to sustainable communities

Federal SD Goal(s), including GGO goals: Sustainable communities

Expected Result Performance Measure(s) Results Achieved
Community sustainability is enhanced Emergency management legislation in force


National critical infrastructure plan implemented


Number of youth engaged in gang prevention activities Data forthcoming
Number of projects aimed at reducing substance-related crime 41 projects
Number of projects funded to lower risk factors for at-risk families and children 51 projects