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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

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

Yes

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

Integration of the C215 online course on Green Procurement in the training plans of staff responsible for procurement and materiel management.

Results achieved:

In progress. Results were not measured.

Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

In regard to procurement and tender calls, a checklist must be filled out by each buyer and requester to make sure environmental considerations are part of the planning and procurement process.

All contract and tender call templates were redone to include and reinforce the integration of environmental considerations.

Creation of an online training tool for all LAC staff addressing the green procurement aspect.

More detailed online training on green procurement will be offered to staff via newsletters, training sessions, meetings with sectors, and/or tools.

Implementation of a policy on office printers.

Mandatory double-sided printing for all network printers.

Green Procurement Targets

Has the department established green procurement targets?

Yes

Summary of green procurement targets:

Maintain the target of 100% for the purchase of paper via the use of mandatory standing offers.

Reduction by 25% in paper purchases.

Implementation of a policy for office printers reducing the printer-to-employee ratio from 1:3.5 to 1:10.

To reinforce with employees the initiative of recycling batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs, ink cartridges.

To maintain the paper-shredding initiative in regional service centres.

Reduction by 41% to 50% of the organic waste at the Place de la Cit building.

LAC staff have access to a taxi schedule for sharing cabs, with the objective to reduce departmental expenses, fuel consumption and greenhouse gases.

Results achieved:

In progress. Results were not measured.