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Greening Government Operations

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.
Scope and Context (optional)
NSERC's approach to implementing green procurement is to focus on the use of PWGSC procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel, the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluation of key decision makers.

Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2014). Planned completion date: August 2015
On track
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. Number 4
Percentage (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. Number 2
Percentage (100%)
Departmental Green Procurement Target
By March 31, 2017, 30 % of accommodation stays will take place in establishments that have a high environmental rating (three green environmental keys or higher) based on an industry recognized tool.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Dollar value of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the dollar value of all accommodation stays in the year in question. By March 31, 2015 : 25%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
By March 31, 2017, 90% of vehicles purchased are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class available at the time of purchase and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Purchase of a fuel efficient vehicle 100%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at the end of life.
Performance Indicator Performance Target
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question.
Annual amount spent on toner cartridges.
By March 31, 2015: 85%
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Performance Target
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. On track
Best Practice 7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement. Achieved
Best Practice 7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers. On track

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.
Scope and Context (optional)
Starting in April 2014, the Council will be joining the Government of Canada’s Shared Travel Services (STS) solution, an initiative led by Public Works and Government Services Canada. STS will simplify the way the Council books, approves, reimburses and reports on travel for employees and external stakeholders. The transition to this solution will occur through 2014-15 and will improve the sustainability of our workplace operations.

Performance Measurement
Expected Result
Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.
Implementation Strategy Element or Best Practice Performance Target
Online application request and approval for BMO travel card On track
Online approval of travel card expenses On track
Online Travel request and travel claims completion and approval On track
People Discovery Innovation