2015-16 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) - Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16 guides the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Departmental of Justice of Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the planned contributions and expected results for Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target 7.2: 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.

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. Planned completion date: March 31st 2015
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 100% by March 31, 2017
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 100% by March 31, 2017
Departmental green procurement target 1

By March 31, 2017, 70% of chairs and panels purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the furniture.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Dollar value or volume of chairs and panels purchased through a contract awarded by Accommodation and Contracting Officers that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all chairs and panels purchases for the year in question. 50% by March 31, 2016
Departmental green procurement target 2

By March 31, 2017, 100% of copy paper purchased through the Standing Offers (SO) will contain a minimum of 30 % recycled content, as well as meet or exceed the criteria established in the EcoLogo CCD-077 standard for paper, or equivalent.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Dollar value or volume of copy paper that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all copy paper purchases in the year in question. 100% by March 31, 2017
Departmental green procurement target 3

By March 31, 2017, 50% of office supply purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the supplies.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Dollar value or volume of office supply purchased from the SO that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all office supply purchases in the year in question. 25% by March 31, 2016
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations

As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.

Performance Measurement

Expected result

Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace in place by March 31, 2015. Planned completion date: March 31st 2015
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
Engage employees in greening government operations practices. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e., printer ratios, paper usage and green meetings). The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Select and operate IT and office equipment in a manner that reduces energy consumption and material usage. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Reuse or recycle workplace materiel and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status
Increase the population density in office buildings and space utilization in special purpose buildings. The Department is seeking to attain an "achieved" status

5. Additional Departmental Sustainable Development Activities and Initiatives

No additional departmental sustainable development activities or initiatives will be undertaken this year.

6. Sustainable Development Management System

While the Department of Justice Canada has been developing Sustainable Development Strategies since 1997, these are being refined annually.

Due to the nature of the department’s mandate, SD is being considered mainly at the operational level to reduce the environmental footprint of the organization.

An important step was taken this year as employees were asked to contribute to the creation of the first Departmental Code of SD Values, a document that will guide the department’s decision-making process for the coming years.

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Department of Justice Canada will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of the FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. An SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on the FSDS goals and targets. The results of the Department of Justice Canada's detailed assessment are made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making.

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