Green Procurement Targets

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As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least three SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts. (Target 8.10 from 2010–13 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy [FSDS])
1. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will utilize green consolidated procurement instruments for at least 90% of its requirements for printers.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of printers procured from green consolidated procurement instruments relative to total number of printers procured. 90% of all printers procured by OSFI were procured from green consolidated procurement instruments.

Strategies and/or Comments

“SMART” breakdown:

  1. Specific: Achievement level targeted at 90%.
  2. Measurable: Information available from Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Standing Offer Index and from OSFI contracting records.
  3. Achievable: Printers are available on PWGSC green consolidated procurement instruments, as required.
  4. Relevant: Printers on green consolidated procurement instruments have been evaluated by PWGSC and determined to meet criteria required to be green.
  5. Time-bound: April 1, 2013 was established as the initial target implementation date, which was achieved. Performance remained on target at year end.
2. OSFI will meet its procurement needs for paper from green recycled sources, as offered through PWGSC procurement instruments for at least 95% of its requirements.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Exceeded
Quantity of paper procured from green consolidated procurement instruments relative to total quantity of paper procured. 100% of paper procured by OSFI was procured from green consolidated procurement instruments.

Strategies and/or Comments

“SMART” breakdown:

  1. Specific: Achievement level targeted at 95%.
  2. Measurable: Information available from contracting and finance records.
  3. Achievable: Paper is available on PWGSC green consolidated procurement instruments, as required.
  4. Relevant: Paper on green consolidated procurement instruments has been evaluated by PWGSC and determined to meet criteria required to be considered green.
  5. Time-bound: April 1, 2013 was established as the initial target implementation date, which was achieved. Performance was above target at year end.
3. OSFI will reuse or recycle 100% of all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Total number of agency locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year. 100% of OSFI’s locations have a fully implemented EEE plan.

Strategies and/or Comments

“SMART” breakdown:

  1. Specific: Achievement level targeted at 100%.
  2. Measurable: Information available from our Crown assets file and our administrative records.
  3. Achievable: PWGSC vehicles are in place for e-waste disposal. Computer for School, Crown Assets, “Do what you can” provincial program are other options which make this target achievable.
  4. Relevant: Targets all electronic and electrical equipment.
  5. Time-bound: April 1, 2013 was established as the initial target implementation date, which was achieved. Performance remained on target at year end.
As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision making. (Target 8.11 from 2010–13 FSDS)

Training for select employees.

90% of Procurement and Materiel Management employees will receive green procurement training through the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) course C215 or its equivalent.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Exceeded
Number of procurement and materiel management employees with green procurement training relative to total number of procurement and materiel management employees. 100% of Procurement and Materiel Management employees have completed the green procurement training.

Strategies and/or Comments

“SMART” breakdown:

  1. Specific: Achievement level targeted at 90%.
  2. Measurable: Information available from CSPS and in-house.
  3. Achievable: All existing and new procurement and materiel management employees to take green procurement training.
  4. Relevant: Targets all relevant employees.
  5. Time-bound: April 1, 2013 was established as the initial target implementation date, which was achieved. Performance was above target at year end.

Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

Environmental considerations will be included in the performance evaluations of 100% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Environmental considerations are included in the performance evaluations of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management. 100% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management have environmental considerations included in their performance evaluations.

Strategies and/or Comments

“SMART” breakdown:

  1. Specific: Achievement level targeted at 100%.
  2. Measurable: Information available from performance agreements and evaluations.
  3. Achievable: Performance evaluations of manager’s position to include environmental considerations.
  4. Relevant: Targets employees responsible for procurement activities.
  5. Time-bound: April 1, 2013 was established as the initial target implementation date, which was achieved. Performance remained on target at year end.

Management processes and controls.

This initiative is largely an increased awareness for procurement personnel and employees with decision-making responsibilities, of options in procurement which include green procurement benefits. Currently, our systems do not allow for tracking this aspect of procurement. We will explore changes required and their feasibility for tracking this information.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status N/A
No performance measure established N/A
Strategies and/or Comments OSFI’s procurement needs are largely met by government-wide commodity management processes and vehicles established by PWGSC. Environmental benefits achieved are the same as those identified by PWGSC in the establishment of these processes and vehicles.

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