Table 4: Green Procurement


How is your department planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement? 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement by implementation of the green procurement commitments established by the Office of Greening Government Operations, and captured in the department's Sustainable Development Strategy. The commitments will be tracked and monitored directly through the department's Environmental Management System.

Has your department established green procurement targets? 

Yes

Describe the green procurement targets that have been set by your department and indicate the associated benefits anticipated.
1.   Identify three green procurement targets. Once these three targets have been established, specific outputs and anticipated results related to each one will be identified.
2.   Develop a tracking system within the Integrated Management System (IMS) that will help track and report on green purchases made by the department. The system is currently ready to go live; however, since this new system entails additional training for the users of IMS it has been put on hold until training can take place.
3.   Ensure that 100% of materiel managers and procurement personnel receive green procurement training. The anticipated results associated with this target are that all materiel managers and procurement personnel will obtain a greater knowledge of green procurement, there will be a reduced environmental impact due to an increase in the purchase of greener products, and financial savings will be passed on to taxpayers by purchasing greener products.


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