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(as reported in 2010–11 RPP)
1a. Number of procurement and materiel management staff with formal green procurement training (e.g., Canada School of Public Service course C215 or an in-house, tailored alternative) relative to total number of procurement and materiel management staff
Procurement and materiel management specialists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) have either completed green procurement training over the last several years or are in the process of completing their training. As part of Purchasing and Supply (PG) mandatory training and certification programs, procurement and materiel management specialists are required to take specialized courses that have green procurement elements and strategies embedded in them. It is a standard practice within AAFC to communicate aggressively to managers and clients, the need to consider green procurement and meet departmental sustainable obligations and the environmental impact of the way it manages goods and services.
* AAFC's commitment is that 100% of procurement and material management specialists will be provided with green procurement training. However, some of this training will span more than one reporting period depending on turnover, leave, and the schedule of the training provider. Therefore, for the purpose of annual reporting, we exclude employees who could not reasonably be registered for training during the reporting period.
Number of acquisition cardholders with formal green procurement training (e.g., Canada School of Public Service course C215 or an in-house, tailored alternative) relative to total number of acquisition cardholders.
At AAFC, full-time procurement specialists and materiel managers process the large majority of acquisition card transactions. These procurement specialists and material managers are included in the training described above. There are also many other AAFC employees who periodically use acquisition cards to handle routine purchases (office supplies, etc).
Acquisition cardholders are encouraged to adhere to best practices related to the principles of green procurement. AAFC is committed to purchasing environmentally preferred goods and services that demonstrate good fiscal stewardship such as recycled paper that has 30% post consumable products and procuring janitorial services that use environmentally friendly cleaning products. Acquisition cardholders make commodity purchases from mandatory standing offers that offer quality goods and that have mandated environmental performance considerations in the procurement decision-making process. Many of these procurement vehicles have built in clauses that promote and allows for easy payment by acquisition card.
Number of performance evaluations of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management that incorporate environmental considerations relative to total number of performance evaluations of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.
Three main procurement and materiel management functional heads were identified in fiscal year 2010-11 and were required to incorporate environmental considerations related to green procurement initiatives in their performance evaluations for fiscal year 2011-12. The key managers are the Director General of Asset Management and Capital Planning, the Director of Integrated Services and the Director of the Corporate Materiel Management Centre.
Number of departmental procurement processes and controls that incorporate environmental considerations relative to total number of departmental procurement processes and controls that should address environmental considerations. Alternatively, departments and agencies can report on progress to improve the integration of environmental considerations in management processes and controls relative to procurement.
AAFC continues to focus on federal government greening efforts that are based on the approach that life-cycle management of assets begins with procurement. AAFC has integrated environmental performance into planning, acquisition and disposal processes. These have included the purchase of greener products that may be more energy efficient, less harmful to the environment or contain a high percentage of recycled materials.
Dollar value of purchases against green consolidated procurement instruments (as designated by Public Works and Government Services Canada [PWGSC]) for a specified good or service relative to total dollar value of purchases for that good or service.
Dollar value of purchases that incorporate environmental considerations for a good or service relative to total dollar value of purchases for that good or service. (This performance measure applies when a green consolidated procurement instrument, as designated by PWGSC, was not used or was unavailable for the specified good or service.)
AAFC has continued to use standing offers put in place by PWGSC whose objective under the Federal Sustainability Development Strategy is to advance the protection of the environment and support sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process. These standing offers cover 10 mandatory commodities that include office supplies, devices, and copy paper and fuels, lubricants, oils and waxes. The Department promotes, and will continue to promote, the use of these standing offers where applicable.
Total quantity of a consumable purchased (e.g., paper) or an asset owned or leased (e.g., printing devices) relative to total number of full-time equivalents (FTEs).
AAFC developed and implemented a printer rationalization strategy for offices within the National Capital Region, and has continually managed this process. The Department is currently reviewing how this strategy can be expanded as a best practice on a national basis. AAFC has identified reduction initiatives for specific goods and has strongly committed to implementing these as part of its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy.