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|1.||How is your department planning to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement?|
|The Department will continue with the activities set out in lasts year’s Report on Planning and Priorities. As the Department reassesses its Sustainable Development Strategy, it will adjust its Green Procurement Plan.|
|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.|
Policies and initiatives have been established in order to meet the objectives of the Policy on Green Procurement. These are:
a. Energy efficient office equipment procurement policy;
b. Green procurement training;
c. Toner cartridges replacement policy;
d. Recycling expansion initiative.
|a.||Energy efficient office equipment procurement policy||Ensure that 100% of new office equipment purchases have Energy Star accreditation when feasible and available on PWGSC Standing Offers||Reduced energy use in offices|
|b.||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 2010-11||Ensure that the Department takes advantage of “Green Procurement” opportunities|
|c.||Toner cartridges replacement policy||100% purchase and use of remanufactured or recycled toner cartridges when feasible and available||All toner cartridges used are remanufactured or recycled when feasible|
|d.||Recycling expansion initiative||Ensure that the total volume of recyclable materials (e.g., paper, metals, glass, batteries and plastics) is increased by 2010-11||Maximize the volume of recycled materials diverted to recycling programs. Will be measured through a waste audit that PWGSC will conduct|