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1. Has the Department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?
2. Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes:
Environmental considerations are being incorporated in the following departmental processes:
3. Results achieved:
A review of the proposed departmental capital investments was undertaken in the Integrated Investment Planning process to assess the potential environmental impacts of any future annual or multi-year purchases, whether for fleet, building construction and/or renovations, accommodations and/or other large projects.
An analysis of departmental spending is underway, which will help identify potential goods and services that are in line with the priorities of the federal greening government operations agenda and Federal Sustainable Development Strategy targets.Green procurement training is mandatory for all procurement and contracting employees. The most appropriate mechanism for tracking the participation rate of employees continues to be explored.
4. Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:
As a supporting partner department for the Green Procurement Policy, Environment Canada continues to fulfill its role as outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, along with Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
Environment Canada provides expertise and advice on policy, environmental aspects and impacts as well as environmental standards and sustainability considerations.
Environment Canada continues to support PWGSC on policy implementation and other supporting activities such as the review and update of the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course for government employees as well as the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Green Procurement Policy in its fifth year.
5. Has the Department established green procurement targets?
6. Summary of green procurement targets:
7. Results achieved: