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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 Commission supports the protection of the environment and sustainable development by purchasing “green”. Procurement activities take into account and observe environmental performance considerations set out in the Policy on Green Procurement. Since the Commission is not an asset intensive organization, initiatives primarily relate to green procurement training, energy use reduction and the procurement of computer and office equipment, furniture and stationery supplies.
The Commission continues to progress with the implementation of green procurement considerations in the decision-making process. Results include:
Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:
Nil. The Commission does not have additional responsibilities under Section 8 of the Policy on Green Procurement.
Has the department established green procurement targets?
Summary of green procurement targets:
Summary of green procurement targets:The Commission supports the protection of the environment and sustainable development by developing green procurement targets. Since the Commission is not an asset intensive organization, targets primarily relate to the procurement of computer and office equipment, furniture and stationery supplies.
Results achieved:Baseline data was established during 2009/2010 in order to identify measurable targets for future performance reporting. For example, a digital temperature control system was installed in the server room to automatically regulate the temperature and potential energy savings can only be identified in future billing periods.