Supplementary Information Table - Reporting on Green Procurement

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.

Context

Although the Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada (ORSCC) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), the ORSCC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the ORSCC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision‑making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.

 

Commitments

Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations

FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s)

Starting point(s)
Performance indicator(s)
Target(s)

Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement

Departments will use environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions

Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls. Seeking to maintain ‟Achieved” status by continuing to dedicate ongoing efforts in our procurement processes.

Result:
Achieved

Green procurement incorporates environmental considerations into purchasing decisions.
Incorporate environmental considerations into the development of any common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Seeking to maintain ‟Achieved” status.

Result:
Achieved

Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains.
Ensure key officials include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations. Maintain number (1) and percentage (100%) of managers and functional heads of procurement and material management whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year.

Result:
1 (100%)

Green procurement incorporates environmental considerations into purchasing decisions.
Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of imaging hardware and consumables. Maintain percentage (100%) of toner cartridges that are recycled at end of life.

Result:
100%

Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains.
Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of office furniture. Maintain percentage (70%) of office furniture purchases that include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the furniture.

Result:
95%

Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains.
Set departmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of office supplies. Increase percentage from 40% in 2019-20 to 50% of office supplies purchases that include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the supplies. Result:
43%
Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains.

Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees

Ensure that decisions makers, and material management and procurement specialists have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement. Maintain number (2) and percentage (100%) of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement. Result:
2 (100)%
Green procurement incorporates environmental considerations into purchasing decisions.

Report on integrating sustainable development

The ORSCC is supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy by taking environmental considerations into account when making purchasing decisions. The ORSCC uses Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers/supply arrangements by PSPC.  Furthermore, when there is no PSPC standing offer available, the ORSCC includes a clause addressing environmental considerations, when relevant, in the performance of the work required.

The ORSCC implemented projects for composting and the recycling of light bulbs in an effort to become a more environmentally friendly workplace.

The ORSCC continued to integrate sustainable development into its procurement practices and promoted Green Procurement through procurement training, inclusion of reminders on procurement forms, as well as pre-selected Green items when procuring office supplies and office furniture.