Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Green Building Targets

8.1 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.Footnote 1.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  On Track
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 2011-12 None planned 2011-12 None planned
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease, and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12) 2011-12
None planned
2011-12
None planned
Existence of a strategic framework. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) 2011-12
Yes 
2011-12
Yes 

Strategies / Comments

NRCan has developed an initiative titled, Low Carbon NRCan, to contribute to the departmental commitment of meeting the specific goals outlined in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The primary focus of the initiative is to reduce energy consumption at the 17 building sites that currently produce about 94% of NRCan’s total GHG emissions. To ensure it has the largest possible impact across the organization, it also focuses on IT and the workplace.

The initiative means, among other things, there will be site-specific energy management plans; space consolidation; a reduction in the number of printers; server consolidation; building retrofits; certifying NRCan’s larger existing facilities to BOMA BESt environmental system and undertaking an ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project.

In addition to the Low Carbon NRCan initiative, the department has an implementation strategy for “FSDS Targets 8.1-8.4. The strategy defines targets to be achieved and the scope of projects included.

 Specifically, for Target 8.1 the proposed strategy is to:

  1. Assess these types of projects using Athena’s Life Cycle Assessment tool (i.e. embodied effects)
  2. Require energy simulation results (i.e. operating effects)
  3. Commit to meeting Green Globes Design 3 Globes for new buildings.

Buildings larger than 1,000 m2 and costing more than $1M will be within scope. If the application of Green Globes Design is deemed inappropriate, due to the special nature of the department’s facilities, a justification will be placed on file.

 

8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1000 m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment toolFootnote 2.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On Track
Number of buildings over 1000 m2, according to the departmental strategic framework. [Optional in FY 2011–12]  25  25
Percentage of buildings over 1000 m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, according to the departmental strategic framework. [Optional in FY 2011–12] 2011-12
20%
2011-12
20%
32%
FY2012–13    
FY 2013–14    
Existence of strategic framework. (Optional for RPP 2011–12)  Yes  Yes: Updated June 2012

Strategies / Comments

NRCan has developed an initiative titled, Low Carbon NRCan, to contribute to the departmental commitment of meeting the specific goals outlined in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The primary focus of the initiative is to reduce energy consumption at the 17 building sites that currently produce about 94% of NRCan’s total GHG emissions. To ensure it has the largest possible impact across the organization, it also focuses on IT and the workplace.

The initiative means, among other things, there will be site-specific energy management plans; space consolidation; a reduction in the number of printers; server consolidation; building retrofits; certifying NRCan’s larger existing facilities to BOMA BESt environmental system and undertaking an ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project.

In 2011-12, NRCan began a pilot of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project in the building sector by developing and implementing an energy management system for one of its buildings. The first year of the three-year pilot shows a 4% reduction in building emissions.

In addition to the department's LoC initiative, the department has an implementation strategy for meeting FSDS Targets 8.1-8.4. The strategy defines targets to be achieved and the scope of projects included. Specifically, for Target 8.2 the proposed strategy is to:

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA BESt Level 1
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000 m2 
  3. Applicable building types:  All NRCan-owned buildings over 1000 m2, excluding sheds, garages or warehouses
  4. Industry recognized assessment tool used: BOMA BESt

Level achieved: Two buildings achieved BOMA BESt Level 3.  They include:

  • CanmetENERGY Varennes Research Centre, Varennes, QC
  • Laurentian Forestry Centre, Sainte-Foy, QC

Six buildings achieved Level 2.  They include:

  • 555 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON
  • 2617 Anderson Road (Geomatics Administration and Laboratories Building), Ottawa, ON
  • Building 1, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON
  • Building 3, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON
  • Building 7, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, ON
  • Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC

 The remainder of the department's inventory will be assessed by FY 2013/14.
Whether certification was sought: Yes (all buildings certified by third party)
Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Department is on track to achieve the target, as per departmental strategic framework.

The above is Low Carbon NRCan initiative.

 

8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment toolFootnote 3.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 201112) 2011-12
1
2011-12
1
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. [Optional in FY 201112] 2011-12
1
2011-12
1
Existence of a strategic framework. (Optional for RPP 201112) Yes Yes

Strategies / Comments

NRCan has developed an initiative titled, Low Carbon NRCan, to contribute to the departmental commitment of meeting the specific goals outlined in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The primary focus of the initiative is to reduce energy consumption at the 17 building sites that currently produce about 94% of NRCan’s total GHG emissions. To ensure it has the largest possible impact across the organization, it also focuses on IT and the workplace.

The initiative means, among other things, there will be site-specific energy management plans; space consolidation; a reduction in the number of printers; server consolidation; building retrofits; certifying NRCan’s larger existing facilities to BOMA BESt environmental system and undertaking an ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project.

In addition to the department's LoC initiative, the department has an implementation strategy for meeting FSDS Targets 8.1-8.4. The strategy defines targets to be achieved and the scope of projects included. Specifically, for target 8.3 the proposed strategy is to:

Where lease or lease renewal options are being considered (e.g. where the Crown is anticipating changing landlords), bidders must submit LCA results for their leased space (structural materials and finishes). The Athena LCA Impact Estimator tool allows the user to input energy simulation results to calculate operating effects alongside embodied effects. These energy simulation results will be required.  The lease with the lowest energy simulation results, within available resources, will be chosen.

This does not apply to PWGSC occupancy instruments.

NRCan has two leases within the next 5 years that will require renewal. The nature of these agreements (MoU with provincial organizations and/or lease agreements that are in support of a research agreement) are such that a change in location/landlord is unlikely. Nonetheless, as with all real property agreements, due diligence and options analysis will be carried out.

Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.

The above lease is the department's lease for its new CANMET Materials building at 183 Longwood Road South in the McMaster Innovation Park. The lease started in 2009 and the building is anticipated to be certified LEED platinum. Completion of the certification process is anticipated in FY 12/13.  

** Renewal of the land lease associated with the department’s Prince Albert Satellite Station was mistakenly added. The lease agreement is for the land only, not the building the department built on the land.  Although not considered a Crown-Owned building, it is considered a departmental asset and is being addressed under target 8.2.

 

8.4 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performanceFootnote 4.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On Track
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 201112) 2011-12
67
67 Footnote 5
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. (Optional in FY 2011–12)  2011-12
0
 0
Existence of a strategic framework. (Optional for RPP 201112) Yes Yes: Updated June 2012

Strategies / Comments

NRCan has developed an initiative titled, Low Carbon NRCan, to contribute to the departmental commitment of meeting the specific goals outlined in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The primary focus of the initiative is to reduce energy consumption at the 17 building sites that currently produce about 94% of NRCan’s total GHG emissions. To ensure it has the largest possible impact across the organization, it also focuses on IT and the workplace.

The initiative means, among other things, there will be site-specific energy management plans; space consolidation; a reduction in the number of printers; server consolidation; building retrofits; certifying NRCan’s larger existing facilities to BOMA BESt environmental system and undertaking an ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project.

In addition to the department's LoC initiative, the department has an implementation strategy for meeting FSDS Targets 8.1-8.4 The strategy defines targets to be achieved and the scope of projects included. Specifically, for target 8.4 the proposed strategy is to:
Projects larger than 1,000 m2 and costing more than $1M will be within scope. If the application of Green Globes Design is deemed inappropriate, due to the special nature of the department’s facilities, a justification will be placed on file.

No new projects within this category have been identified.

Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.

Since the last RPP, the scope of projects to be included in this category has been refined. The list of projects initially submitted was the full list of RP Capital and Repair projects for the department's national capital region inventory. The nature and cost of these projects is such that they are not within scope and should not have been reported.  Nonetheless, all but three of the identified projects have or are currently being implemented. The remaining three, projects for the commissioning of various reports, will be considered for funding during this year's building management plan process.

NRCan also assists other Canadian federal organizations (departments, agencies and Crown corporations) in making energy efficiency improvements through the Federal Buildings Initiative, which is identified as a best practice under the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.  Administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency, the program offers an array of services to assists Government of Canada organizations in reducing the energy consumption of their facilities.  It includes training, preliminary energy audits, access to consultants, and support for implementing energy efficiency upgrades that lead to reduced energy and water use, GHG emissions and operating costs.  In 2011-12, the program assisted 5 government departments in developing Energy Performance Contract projects, which finance energy efficiency retrofits of facilities.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On Track
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by fiscal year 2020–21, relative to fiscal year 2005–06. 17% 17%
Departmental GHG emissions in fiscal year 2005–06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 33.30 kilotonnes 33.63
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011–12 31.77 kilotonnes 30.79
FY 2012–13    
FY 2013–14    
FY 2014–15    
FY 2015–16    
FY 2016–17    
FY 2017–18    
FY 2018–19    
FY2019–20    
FY 2020–21 27.64 kilotonnes  
Change in departmental GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year, expressed as a percentage. FY 2011–12 -4.6% -8.4%
FY 2012–13    
FY 2013–14    
FY 2014–15    
FY 2015–16    
FY 2016–17    
FY 2017–18    
FY 2018–19    
FY 2019–20    
FY 2020–21 -17%  
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions.   Yes:
Completed
Sep. 2010
Yes: Updated June 2012

Strategies / Comments

Targeted GHG emissions sources include buildings and fleet. NRCan’s buildings account for approximately 96% of the departmental GHG emissions.  Fleet accounts for the remaining 4%.

Excluded emission sources are some observatories, seismographic stations, field stations and other remote areas.

Buildings

  1. Emission reductions since 2005-06 are due to several initiatives such as the implementation of projects in 2009-10 and 2010-11 via the Accelerated Infrastructure Program (e.g., lighting upgrades, roof upgrades/replacements, envelope sealing/upgrades, chiller and boiler replacements, etc.), annual BMP projects, sector-funded energy reduction projects as well as implementation of various activities under the Low Carbon (LoC) NRCan Initiative.
     
  2. The LoC NRCan Initiative was approved by the Deputy Minister in September 2010 and includes many activities to reduce GHG emissions such as:
    • Energy retrofit projects
    • Recommissioning and Continuous Building Optimization
    • Piloting the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard at one facility in Bells Corners
    • IT projects (e.g., desktop hibernation for all NRCan computers and printer device reduction)
    • Clean technologies demonstration projects
    • Workspace consolidation
    • Employee engagement and energy awareness training
       
  3. Base year emissions reported in FY 2011-12 RPP have been recalculated due to discovery of missing utility information.
     
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected – As per the mandatory implementation strategies for target 8.5 in the FSDS, the department has:
    • Reported (and adjusted as required) baseline GHG emissions.
    • Set a departmental GHG reduction target
    • Developed and put into action an implementation plan (via the LoC NRCan Initiative) to achieve the departmental GHG reduction target.

Fleet

  1. NRCan is dramatically reducing its vehicle inventory as it focuses on innovative strategies to reduce employee reliance on ground transportation. These strategies include limiting vehicle travel to meetings by utilizing advanced video conferencing technologies. By limiting travel, it is projected that NRCan's vehicle fleet will have been reduced by as much as 65% (by the end of fiscal year 2012-13) since its inception as a department in 1995 (700 vehicles to 245).
  2. Only vehicles required to deliver specialized program related tasks will remain as part of NRCan's inventory. These vehicles will adhere to strict retention parameters that are best suited to enhance environmental efficiency and reduce costs.
  3. Any new vehicle acquisitions will meet the standard of being the most fuel efficient within the required class, further reducing its environmental impact.

 

Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

8.6 By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
Existence of implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) Yes.
Completed in
2010-11.
Yes. Completed in 2010-11.
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011–12 100% 100%
FY 2012–13    
FY 2013–14    

Strategies / Comments

  1. Our department’s EEE implementation plan (Departmental E-waste Plan) includes all of the required elements (e.g., reuse and recycle of surplus equipment), as per the mandatory implementation strategies listed in the GGO targets table.
  2. All NRCan locations across Canada (16 facilities) are part of the EEE implementation plan.
  3. All disposals are subject to the recommendation of the Departmental Assets Manager, who ensures compliance with the Departmental E-waste Plan.
  4. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Department has achieved 100% of locations with an EEE implementation plan fully implemented 

Printing Unit Reduction Target

 

8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010–11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. (Optional) 3:1 3:1
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. FY 2011–12 8:1 8:1
FY 2012–13 8:1  
FY 2013–14 10:1  

Strategies / Comments

NRCan has developed an initiative titled, Low Carbon NRCan, to contribute to the departmental commitment of meeting the specific goals outlined in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The primary focus of the initiative is to reduce energy consumption at the 17 building sites that currently produce about 94% of NRCan’s total GHG emissions. To ensure it has the largest possible impact across the organization, it also focuses on IT and the workplace.

The initiative means, among other things, there will be site-specific energy management plans; space consolidation; a reduction in the number of printers; server consolidation; building retrofits; certifying NRCan’s larger existing facilities to BOMA BESt environmental system and undertaking an ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Pilot Project.

Through NRCan’s Business Transformation Committee (BTC), the Department was able to implement its Printer Optimization Strategy and achieve its goal of an 8:1 ratio.

  1. Definition: desktop printers, networked printers, multifunctional devices, photocopiers and  faxes.
  2. Exceptions : duty to accommodate, security and lab spaces. Also specialized equipment which included plotters, label makers and dot matrix printers.
  3. Method used for determining number of printer units: CIO Branch uses software that finds all printers in use on the network and local to computers. Also physical inventory was completed for all devices.
  4. Method used for determining number of office employees: Number of active email user accounts.
  5. Number of office employees subject to the target: 5927 office employees (includes seasonal staff, visiting scientists, students, etc.)
  6. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Department has achieved the target. 

 

Paper Consumption Target

8.8 By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005–2006 and 2011–2012, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On Track
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. (Optional in RPP 2011–12)   2834 sheets per office employee in 2011/12
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. (Optional in RPP 2011–12) FY 2011–12  -  -
FY 2012–13 10% 10%
FY 2013–14 20% 20%

Strategies / Comments

  1. NRCan is currently establishing an internal paper consumption baseline.
  2. Method for determining paper consumption will be based on tonnage of paper recycled per annum.
  3. Method used for determining number of office employees: Number of active email user accounts.
  4. Number of office employees subject to the target: 5927 office employees (includes seasonal staff, visiting scientists, students, etc.).
  5. Certain reduction initiatives occurred prior to baseline year; e.g.: Double sided printing set as default printer setting.
  6. Rationale for the traffic light indicator selected: Department is on track for meeting the target.
  7. This target must be realized through the individual actions of NRCan employees who are not limited by the organization in the amount of paper that they are individually allocated. The department already has a number of guidelines and campaigns (e.g., green meeting initiative) which promote the sourcing of paper from certified sustainable sources. In addition, NRCan is exploring new activities that may have an impact on the printing and paper consumption habits of NRCan employees (e.g., executive tablet trial)

8.9 Green Procurement Targets

8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least three SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.
 

1. By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle. 100% 100%
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

NRCan is in the process of dramatically reducing the size of its vehicle inventory. The departments reliance on vehicles, as a ground transportation source, to attend meetings and participate in all other forms of non-essential travel will be minimized. As a result, the department will limit its vehicle holdings to include specialized vehicles only. These vehicles are essential to the delivery of departmental programs and are not readily accessible from the private vehicle sector. All of these remaining vehicles are either the most fuel efficient available within the required class or operate on alternative fuel. When they are due for replacement, the new vehicle purchased will represent the most fuel efficient vehicle available within the required class ( as defined within PWGSC's vehicle ordering guide) or operate on alternative fuel (as mandated by NRCan's Fleet Policy).

Dollar value of vehicles that meet the target relative to total dollar value of all vehicles in the Department.

Number of vehicles that meet the target relative to total number of all vehicles in the Department.
Exclusions may include executive vehicles.

This target requires that criteria to identify when a vehicle is right-sized are defined.

It requires the availability of inventory counts / assets management data for reporting, but does not require the availability of procurement data.

Consideration must be taken when setting the percentage for the target to ensure that vehicles will not need to be prematurely disposed of to meet the target. 

 

2. By March 31, 2012, 90% of IT hardware procured will be “environmentally preferred” models (as required via a 4-year life cycle).
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
By March 31, 2012, 90% of IT hardware procured will be “environmentally preferred” models (as required via a 4-year life cycle). 100% 100%
Progress against performance measure in the given fiscal year. 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

Last year's Desktop RVD (Request for Volume Discount) was categorized as "Gold" by EPEAT (Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool) and Energy Star.
We are striving to continue this trend with this year's and all future desktop RVD's. Based on a 4 year life cycle, at the completion of the 4 years all desktops will be
"Environmentally preferred" models. Although we can't comment on specific server hardware, we are making great strides with server consolidation and virtualization is allowing us to set optimistic greening targets.

 

3. By March 31, 2012, 100% of network printer consumables and suppliers used will offer a collect and credit service, i.e. recycling, for toner cartridges.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
By March 31, 2012, 100% of network printer consumables and suppliers used will offer a collect and credit service, i.e. recycling, for toner cartridges. 100% 100%
Progress against performance measure in the given fiscal year. 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

We currently recycle 100 % of all toners and will continue to do so. However given the diversity of our printing environment, the various regions, and number of suppliers, our credit service is minimal. Several companies will recycle toners (even from other suppliers) as a service but do not offer credit for it.

 

8.11 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.

 

Training for Select Employees.

By March 31, 2012, 50% of procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On track
D) By March 31, 2012, 50% of procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training. 50% (in 2011-12) 50% of Procurement Group employees are trained; others to follow
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 0%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected green procurement training target is SMART:

  1.  Specific: Refers to specific nature/type of training and target audience
  2. Measurable: Information is available from regional procurement personnel (HR-related) files (An electronic certificate is issued upon completion of the training.)
  3. Achievable: Training is “learner friendly”: easily accessible, i.e. online (24/7).
  4. Relevant: In-house training used: Canada School of Public Service course on Green Procurement (C215)
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)

Other reporting considerations:
The Green Procurement training implementation experience in NCR will be used as a model to follow for implementation of such training in regions.

As part of the NRCan Regional Organization Review, a “procurement” Regional Functional Working Group has been established, with a Procurement Regional Functional Head as the lead. The Regional Functional Head will be responsible for tracking progress against the green procurement training target. 

 

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

By March 31, 2012, 50% of all procurement personnel’s (NCR and regions) Performance Feedback Reports will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status On track
By March 31, 2012, 50% of all procurement personnel’s (NCR and regions) Performance Feedback Reports will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives. 50% 50%
Progress against performance measure in the given fiscal year. 50% 50%

Strategies / Comments

  1.  Reports <<from what system or initiative, practice>> confirming usage of green Standing Offers have been generated
  2.  NRCan has a specialized reporting from the procurement system and XXX procurement unit – aware of, and using, green procurement vehicles.

Why this self selected green procurement performance evaluation target is SMART:

  1.  Specific: Refers to specific positions (non manager and non functional head personnel) and functional area (procurement)
  2. Measurable: information is available from our procurement module (e.g. for service transactions valued at >$5K a mandatory checklist which includes environmental considerations is completed by the RC Manager)
  3. Achievable: Contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives will be reviewed as part of annual evaluations (Performance Feedback Reports).
  4. Relevant: Environmental considerations may be applied to all procurement requests (albeit to varying degrees* and subject to client specifications).
    * e.g. to a lesser extent with services than goods
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)

 

Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2012, 95% of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status Achieved
By March 31, 2012, 95% of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented. 95% (in 2011-12) 100%
Progress against performance measure in the given fiscal year. 90% 100%

Strategies / Comments

This activity was taken over by Shared Services Canada in August 2011. SSO will be reporting on this target in future.  

Why this self selected green procurement Management processes and controls target is SMART:

  1.  Specific: Refers to specific initiative (Wireless Services consolidation) and functional area (procurement)
  2. Measurable: information is available from our procurement module
  3. Achievable: Pilot phase (CMSS and another Sector) was successfully completed in 2009–10. Full departmental rollout had already begun as of April 2010.
  4. Relevant: Decrease in the number of acquisition cards being used only for wireless services procurements/acquisitions (leads to a more efficient use management of the acquisition card.)
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e. 100% (March 31, 2014)