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Green Procurement

Part A: Green Procurement Capacity Building

Activity 2008-09
Level as %
Target as %
1a. Training for Procurement
and Materiel Management Staff
50% 100% All procurement and materiel management professionals will receive green-procurement training as it applies to the materiel life cycle.
1b. Training for Staff with Limited Procurement Authority (Also known as IFMS users) 100% 100% All IFMS users will be provided basic training in accordance with the requirements for green procurement.
1c. Training for Acquisition Cardholders 100% 100% All Acquisition cardholders will receive training on the requirements for green procurement. 
2. Performance Evaluations 30% (indirectly linked to our objectives on fostering best practices and alignment with government of Canada agenda on procurement)  100% All procurement and materiel management personnel will have green procurement clauses in their annual performance agreements

Consideration to be given to having green procurement clauses in the annual performance agreements of functional leaders responsible for key phases in the procurement process
3. Procurement Processes and Controls   100% Commensurate with the Department's procurement activities, the materiel management, procurement management, investment planning, and risk management frameworks incorporate environmental principles and considerations. 

Also, active senior level leadership by the Departmental SDS champion is incorporated into the departmental governance framework.

Additionally, the Department of Justice employee Code of Conduct will include a commitment to sustainable development, including minimizing negative impacts on the environment.


Part B: Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments

Good/Sevice 2008-09 Level as 2010-11
as %
$ %
Paper Total Paper Spend: $213K

$195K spent against PWGSC Standing Offer, of which $174K was recycled paper.
91.8% purchased through PWGSC Standing Offers, of which 90% was recycled paper 100% The Department uses PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments for the acquisition of all paper.
Printers Given that printers were purchased in a decentralized manner, it is not possible to determine total spent []; however, all equipment purchases are made in accordance with PWGSC policies and vehicles.   100%

Note: purchasing of printers will be done through a centralized portal, so  consolidated reporting on purchases will be available
The Department uses PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments for the acquisition of all printers across the Department. 

Disposal of surplus printers is also completed in accordance with federal and provincial initiatives.


Part C: Reduction Initiatives for Specific Goods (Optional/Where Applicable)

Consumable/Asset 2008-09
Level as Ratio
# Per FTE
Paper 4696 FTES

$213K spent

Equates to $45.35 per FTE
7% reduction (average decline over the last four years)

$42.18 per FTE
As part of its efforts to reduce paper consumption, the Department is implementing default two-sided printing on all black-and-white printers. 

Additionally, the Department is committed to making greater use of electronic formats for distribution of documents and reports.
Printers Given that printers were purchased in a decentralized manner, it was not possible to determine a ratio of printers to FTE. The Department will reduce its employee-to-printer ratio as per a print strategy and baseline that is being developed Q4 of 2009-10. The Department is developing an enterprise print strategy aimed at reducing the overall number of printers.  The strategy will be completed in March 2010, and will establish hard targets. 

Additionally, the departmental life cycle management approach to printer replacement relies on ENERGY STAR compliant devices.