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Has the department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?
Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes: The following policies and initiatives have been established to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement:
Results achieved: See table below.
Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement: Not applicable.
Has the department established green procurement targets?
Are these green procurement targets the same as those identified in your Sustainable Development Strategy (Table 8)?
|Summary of green procurement targets:||Results achieved:|
|100% new office equipment purchases have Energy Star accreditation when feasible and available on PWGSC Standing Offers by the end of 2008-09||All new PCs, laptops and printers have Energy Star accreditation|
|50% of materiel managers, procurement officers and acquisition cardholders have taken the Canada School of Public Service's Green Procurement training course by the end of 2008-09||
As of March 31, 2009, 18 of the 39 acquisition cardholders have completed green procurement training.
|100% purchase and use of remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges when feasible and available by the end of 2008-09||
95% of toner cartridges procured are recycled products. Five per cent (5%) balance is new cartridges for which there is no current supply of recycled products. However, all used toner cartridges are diverted to recycling.
|Computer and office equipment diverted to E-waste depots or returned to manufacturers by 2008-09 while adhering to Crown Asset disposal policy||
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.
|Total volume of recyclable materials (e.g., paper, metals, glass, batteries and plastics) increased by 25% by 2008-09||
All offices and shared spaces are equipped with recycling bins. All material wastes are sent to recycling program.