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Green Procurement

Green Procurement Targets

Has the department established green procurement targets?




Energy efficient office equipment procurement policy

Target: 100% of new office equipment purchases with Energy Star accreditation when feasible and available on PWGSC Standing Offers

Benefit: Reduced energy use in offices

Results: Public Safety Canada ensured all computers and photocopiers, whether purchased or leased, were acquired with Energy Star certification.

Green procurement training

Target: 50% of materiel managers, procurement officers and acquisition cardholders have taken the Canada School of Public Service's Green Procurement training course by the end of 2010-11

Benefit: Ensure that the Department takes advantage of “Green Procurement” opportunities

Results: As of March 31, 2010, 100% of Procurement Officers and 50 % of all Acquisition Cardholders had completed the Green Procurement course.

Toner cartridges replacement policy

Target: 100% purchase and use of remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges when feasible and available

Benefit: All toner cartridges used are remanufactured or recycled when feasible

Results: The Department returned 100% of used cartridges for recycling and 95% of toner purchased were recycled printer cartridges. The remaining five per cent were new model printers, which do not have recycled cartridges until enough units are sold to permit recycling.

Recycling expansion initiative

Target: Ensure that the total volume of recyclable materials (e.g., paper, metals, glass, batteries and plastics) is increased by 2010-11

Benefit: Maximize the volume of recyclable materials diverted to recycling programs. Will be measured through a waste audit that PWGSC will conduct

Results: All offices and shared spaces are equipped with recycling bins and all material wastes were sent to the recycling program