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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

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:

  • Staff from Corporate Security, Infrastructure and Management Services as well as from Information Management and Technology Branch were involved in training sessions.
  • Workgroup was formed to address changes.
  • Training for new incumbents is planned for 2011.
  • Corporate credit card holders were trained.
  • Green criteria are included in telecommunication purchases (e.g. rebuilt telephone sets).
  • MM Green Procurement Report development in SAP has been initiated (completion by March 31, 2011).
  • Pilot project involving partitions was implemented: a reusable partition system was purchased and installed, rather than building two new rooms with gypsum, which cannot be re-used once floor plans change.

3. Results achieved:

  • Training was delivered on as-required basis.
  • MM Green Procurement Report was developed, and is ready to be implemented.
  • There is a more comprehensive approach in accommodations plans and fit-up standards.
  • The re-utilization of existing furniture and refurbishing of partitions was implemented where possible.
  • Messages were posted on Entre Nous (CIDA intranet) to increase employees’ awareness of Earth Day and Environment Week, and of their impact on the environment (their environmental footprint).
  • The first fully "green" barbecue was held during National Public Service Week: recycling and composting measures were carried out, which resulted in a very small amount of garbage.

4. Contributions to facilitate the government-wide implementation of green procurement:

  • N/A

Green Procurement Targets

5. Has the department established green procurement targets?

  • The department is already using 100% green procurement for paper, computers, monitors, laptops, servers, furniture, and vehicles through the National Masters Standing Offers of Public Works and Government Services Canada.
  • A printing strategy will be developed to reduce the amount of equipment related to printing, scanning, faxing, and photocopying.

6. Summary of green procurement targets:

  • Provide training to all credit card holders in the Agency.
  • Provide training to new cardholders for corporate purchases.
  • Develop with Human Resources a communications strategy to integrate training on environmental aspects in performance evaluations.
  • Implement an agreement with a non-profit organization for recycling printer cartridges.
  • Provide training for modifications to SAP MM for Green Reporting.

7. Results achieved:

  • Recycling of used BlackBerry smart phones and parts, and cellular phones.
  • Current vehicle fleet meets Green Procurement Policy requirements: no change to fleet during the year.
  • Ten additional videoconference systems purchased and installed.
  • Green procurement standing offers used for all furniture purchased.