Green Procurement Targets

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Goal: Waste and Asset Management
Target: Green Procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Scope and Context

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) procures over $24 million in goods and services per year, across multiple commodity categories. Although greening of our procurement can be integrated throughout our activities, OSFI is focusing on three areas for green procurement: paper products and printing, toner cartridges, and office furniture.

Performance Measurement
Expected Result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014).

 

March 31, 2014

 

Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

 

9

     

100%

Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

 

2

 

100%

Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 95% of copy paper and envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production.
Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Dollar value of copy paper, commercial printing and envelope purchases that meet the target objective as a percentage of total dollar value of all copy paper and envelope purchases in the year in question.

 

Exceeded.
$105,835.99 which represents 100% of the total dollar value of all copy paper and envelopes purchased in 2014

 

Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life. 
Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Volume of toner cartridges recycled as a percentage of total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question.

 

100%

 

Departmental Green Procurement Target:
By March 31, 2017, 70% of office furniture purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the acquisition of the furniture. 
Performance Indicator Performance Level Achieved
Dollar value of office furniture purchases that meet the target objective as a percentage of total dollar value of all office furniture purchases for the year in question.

 

Exceeded.
$331,766.40 which represents 90% of the total dollar value of office furniture purchased in 2014.

 

Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Level Achieved
Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

 

Achieved