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Table 6: Green Procurement

1. How is your department planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement?
  The Agency has set Objective 2.1 in its SDS:  Maximize use of green procurement. 
2. Has your department established green procurement targets? 
3. Describe the green procurement targets that have been set by your department and indicate the associated benefits anticipated. 
Target 2.1.1 Provide procurement training to 75% of material managers and integrate green procurement into training for acquisition cards by December 31, 2008 Increase in volume of green goods/commodities purchased
Target 2.1.2 Meet the Government of Canada standards for purchase and by March 31, 2010, meet the guidelines for operations of office equipment Energy savings, green recycling process for disposed equipment, use of more environmentally friendly equipment
Target 2.1.3 Establish a baseline of the Agency’s green procurement patterns and, by December 31, 2008, explore options to develop an effective, efficient and affordable green tracking system Baseline of the Agency’s green procurement patterns established and options for tracking options identified
Target 2.1.4 Increase awareness of “green travel” options to 50% of all the Agency employees by March 31, 2009 Increased awareness of green travel options will lead to use of green travel options, including use of alternative modes of transportation