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Table 3: Green Procurement

How is your department planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement?
The Agency has set Objective 2.1 in its Sustainable Development Strategy:  Maximize use of green procurement.
Target Benefit
Provide procurement training to 75% of material managers and integrate green procurement into training for acquisition cards by December 31, 2009. Increase in volume of green goods/commodities purchased.
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.
Develop an effective, efficient and affordable green tracking system by December 31, 2009. Baseline of the Agency’s green procurement patterns established and options for tracking options identified.
Increase awareness of “green travel” options to 50% of all the Agency employees by December 31, 2009. Increased awareness leads to increased use of green travel options, including use of alternative modes of transportation.