2016–17 Departmental Results Report - Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, final progress report for the 2016-2017 DRR

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

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–2016 presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA). In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Department of Justice supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities found in this supplementary information table.

2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Department of Justice Canada’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) contains our actions in support of the following Themes: Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government. The DSDS report for 2016-2017 presents a high level overview of results over and above those reported on in detail last year. Last year’s DSDS progress report can be found here: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/cp-pm/dpr-rr/2015_2016/supp/dsds-smdd.html

3. Department of Justice Canada’s Highlights for Theme IV

Under Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government, the Department of Justice contributed to the FSDS through multiple implementation strategies, under Goal 7.

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management - Reduce waste generated and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life-cycle.
FSDS Target FSDS Performance Indicators FSDS Performance Status

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.

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place.

Completion date: March 31, 2017

Performance status: Achieved

Justice Canada has fully implemented the Directive on Green Purchases in Feb 2017 which further supports the Policy on Green Procurement. All contracting officer and acquisitions card holders are advised to integrate environmental considerations in the preparation of solicitation documents and the acquisition card purchasing process.

Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

Targeted Performance Level: 100%

Performance Status: Achieved

In Fiscal Year 2016-2017, all 33 (100%) of Justice Canada's procurement and materiel management functional specialists completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent prior to March 31, 2017.

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.

Targeted Performance Level: 100%

Performance Status: Achieved

In Fiscal Year 2016-2017 at Justice Canada, all managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel have support and contribution towards green procurement included in their performance agreements and evaluations.

Departmental performance indicators for departmental green procurement targets.

Targeted Performance Level: 70% by March 31, 2017

Performance level achieved: 72%

Performance Status: Exceeded

By March 31, 2017, 72% of chairs and panels purchased through contracts awarded by Justice Canada Accommodations and Contracting Officers were environmentally-preferred models.

Targeted Performance Level: 50% by March 31, 2017

Performance level achieved: Not available 

Performance Status: Not available

Public Service and Procurement Canada is unable to provide complete data reports for office supplies purchasing activities for the Department. Therefore, the Department is unable to indicate the achieved performance level for FY2016/2017.

During the fiscal year 2017/2018, Contracting and Materiel Management (CMMD) will continue to promote office supplies green purchasing by issuing communiqués to all departmental employees and to reinforce the Green Purchase Directive as well.

4. Theme IV - Implementation Strategy Performance Summary 2016 – 2017

The Department can confirm that it achieved all of its Green Procurement and Sustainable Workplace Operations goals for which it had sufficient information upon which to report.

It has contributed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by, among other actions, implementing a one device per user policy (e.g. laptop/desktop/tablet). Providing approximately 80% of Justice employees with a single Energy Star-compliant device has contributed to an estimated minimum reduction in the energy consumed by Justice devices of 45% when compared to energy output for non-compliant ones.

The roll-out of Justice-wide Wi-Fi has also made hosting Green Meetings, i.e. paperless, digital, and accessible ones, easier which, in turn, supports the Department’s continued efforts at reducing Justice’s carbon footprint.

The Department has also made great strides in changing printing behavior. It has successfully achieved and maintained a 8:1 employee to printer ratio and reduced paper purchases by 60% since 2010.

In relation to our goal of ensuring that e-waste was recycled, repurposed or disposed of in ways that align with sustainable development goals, Justice has put in place E-waste disposal processes at headquarters and in the regions and can confirm that 100% of 4,418 kg of E-Waste was disposed of in an environmentally sound and secure manner over the 2014-2017 period.

Applying the Government of Canada’s Workplace 2.0 fit-up standards has enabled the Department to further reduce its space usage by 702 Rm2 (rentable metres squared) in fiscal year 2016-2017.

5. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, the Department considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. As the Department did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

In relation to the Department’s commitment to ensuring that environmental considerations are embedded within its decision-making, development and research processes, Justice has demonstrated that it consistently applies the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals on Cabinet proposals but will work to ensure that this rigor is extended to other ministerial proposals and to build on its internal procedures designed to facilitate and encourage adherence to the process and transparency goals of the Cabinet Directive over the upcoming years.

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