Table 5: Green Procurement


Green Procurement
1. Policies and initiatives have been established in order to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement. These are:
  1. Energy efficient office equipment procurement policy;
  2. Green procurement training;
  3. Toner cartridges replacement policy;
  4. E-waste initiative;
  5. Recycling expansion initiative.
2. Activity Target Performance indicator
  Energy efficient office equipment procurement policy 100% of new office equipment purchases have Energy Star accreditation when feasible and available on PWGSC Standing Offers by the end of 2008-09 Reduced energy use in offices
  Green procurement training 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 2008-09 Increase in percentage of "green products" procured
  Toner cartridges replacement policy 100% purchase and use of remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges when feasible and available by the end of 2008-09 All toner cartridges used are remanufactured or recycled when feasible
  E-waste initiative Computer and office equipment diverted to E-waste depots or returned to manufacturers by 2008-09 while adhering to Crown Asset disposal policy Increase in volume of computer and office equipment diverted to E-waste depots or returned to manufacturers
  Recycling expansion initiative Total volume of recyclable materials (e.g., paper, metals, glass, batteries and plastics) increased by 25% by 2008-09 Increase in volume of recycled materials diverted to recycling programs. Will be measured through a waste audit that PWGSC will conduct
3. Target Description
  100% of new office equipment purchases have Energy Star accreditation when feasible and available on PWGSC Standing Offers by the end of 2008-09 The Department will only buy equipment that have Energy Star accreditation where feasible and available on PWGSC standing offers.
  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 2008-09 As per the departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, Procurement Officers will be taking the Green Procurement Course offered by the Canada School of Public Service. The course will provide an overview of the Policy of Green Procurement and provide detailed strategies for applying its principles throughout the procurement process. Administrative Officers across the Department will also be encouraged to take the course.
  100% purchase and use of remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges when feasible and available by the end of 2008-09 The Department will only buy remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges where feasible and available on PWGSC standing offers.
  Computer and office equipment diverted to E-waste depots or returned to manufacturers by 2008-09 while adhering to Crown Asset disposal policy The Department will make use of Crown Asset Disposal to dispose of all office equipment and E-waste. E-waste may also be disposed of through approved re-use programs such as Computers for Schools.
  Total volume of recyclable materials (e.g., paper, metals, glass, batteries and plastics) increased by 25% by 2008-09 The Department will work with PWGSC to establish baselines for recyclable waste in 2008-09 on which to measure and build towards a 25% increase in subsequent years.

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