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Green Procurement

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

Through the Department of Justice’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2009, objectives, targets and performance indicators have been established to meet objectives defined in the Policy on Green Procurement.

Has your department established green procurement targets?


Describe the green procurement targets that have been set by your department and indicate the associated benefits anticipated.

The Department of Justice’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2009 contains three objectives, among which Improving the environmental sustainability of the Department’s physical operations. A key target of this objective is the implementation of the Government’s Green Procurement Policy. To this end, the following performance indicators have been established:

  • All appropriate staff will receive training on the application of the Green Procurement Policy.
  • Obtain support from PWGSC in the implementation and tracking of procurement practices.
  • Promote usage of established standing offers (established by PWGSC or internal to the department) as they already support the Green Procurement Policy
  • Encourage client groups to consider targeting greener products in their invitations to tender.
  • Spending data to be assessed, baseline established and specific targets developed by 2009 for selected categories of purchases in accordance with IFMS capabilities.
  • A standard reporting mechanism is under consideration within the Integrated Financial and Materiel System (IFMS) to monitor compliance with the policy once the criteria for reporting has been defined.
  • Develop furniture standards for Department for furniture procurement and life cycle.
  • Departmental projects/initiatives will include mission statements.