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Target 7.2: Green Procurement

Table 1As 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.
Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. Achieved
Actual completion date: April 1, 2011
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course, or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. Achieved
Number: 22; 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. Achieved
Number: 5; 100%

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Table 2By March 31, 2015, Statistics Canada will use green consolidated procurement instruments for its purchases.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Percentage of green procurement over total procurement 70%
On track

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Table 3 By March 31, 2017, 95% of copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 35% recycled content.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Copy paper, commercial printing and envelope purchases will contain a minimum of 35% recycled content, and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of its production. 95% of copy paper, commercial printing and envelope purchases
On-track

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Table 4By March 31, 2017, 50% of office supply purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and disposal of the supplies.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
Dollar value of office supply purchases that meet target criteria relative to total dollar value of office supply purchases for the given year. 50%
On track

Departmental Green Procurement Target

Table 5By March 31, 2017, the average rated fuel efficiency of all new light-duty vehicles purchased between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2017 will be 10 litres per 100 km or less.
Performance Indicator Targeted Performance Level
The average rated fuel efficiency of new light-duty vehicles purchased between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2017. 10 litres per 100 km
Table 6 Departmental Green Procurement Target
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Targeted Performance Level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking to reach: Achieved
7.2.2. Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement instruments (applies to Public Works and Government Services Canada only). n/a
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders in green procurement.
n/a
Statistics Canada does not use acquisition cards for purchasing but for payment only.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Seeking to reach: Exceeded
To be included in procurement training provided to managers; procurement training is being developed to identify the basic responsibilities throughout the procurement process and to inform participants about the key elements of the policies and practices underlying the procurement process in the federal government.