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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:
1. The Department of Finance Canada is procuring, whenever possible, from the mandatory Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) consolidated procurement instruments that have environmental considerations built into them.
2. The Department is quantifying its green procurement through the use of a mandatory "Green Procurement" field that is incorporated into its Integrated Financial and Materiel System (SAP).
3. The Department has trained its procurement personnel in green procurement.
4. The Department has taken on the additional task of training the Administrative Services (AS) community (acquisition cardholders) in green procurement.
5. The Department has established a Green Citizenship Network to help in greening its operations.
1. Departments with SAP as a core for financial transactions can now effectively track their green procurement purchases.
2. The Department of Finance Canada has developed innovative waste management strategies, and PWGSC has responded by implementing strategies such as adding paper hand towels to its Paper Save Recycling Program.
3. The Department has nurtured a vibrant Green Citizenship Network.
Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:
1. The Department of Finance Canada led the development of the "Green Procurement" field for SAP.
2. The Department initiated one of the first composting programs (paper hand towels) in a federal building.
3. The Department showed leadership in having one of the best waste diversion rates in a federal facility.
4. The Department developed and implemented an environmentally responsible nameplate that has been integrated into the Federal Identity Program.
5. The Department led the development and implementation of recycling signage that was subsequently adopted by PWGSC for use in federal facilities.
Has the department established green procurement targets?
Summary of green procurement targets:
The Department of Finance Canada has:
The Department of Finance Canada has achieved the following: