2016-17 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) - Supplementary Information Tables

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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. By March 31, 2017 maintain full implementation of plan to integrate environmental considerations into the preparation of solicitation documents and in the acquisition card purchasing process.
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2016–17.

30

100% as of 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 fiscal year 2016–17.

12

100% as of March 31, 2017.

Departmental green procurement target

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 office 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. By March 31, 2017, 70% of chairs and panels purchased through a contract awarded by Accommodation and Contracting Officers will be environmentally preferred models.

Departmental green procurement target

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. By March 31, 2017, 100% of copy paper purchased through Public Services and Procurement 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.

Departmental green procurement target

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. By March 31, 2017, 50% of office supplies purchases from the SO will have environmental features.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible. The Department will continue to use Public Services and Procurement common-use online procurement instruments 100% of the time where available and feasible. (e.g. Task and Solutions Professional Services, Task-based Informatics Professional Services, Professional Audit Support Services, Temporary Help Services).

Best Practice

7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.

By March 31, 2017, 100% of acquisition cardholders will have completed an in-house online course on procurement, including a section on green procurement, prior to receiving their card.

Best Practice

7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.

By March 31, 2017, 100% of targeted managers and functional heads of procurement and/or materiel management will be required to include support and contribution to green procurement objectives in their employee performance evaluations.
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
Approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace in place as of March 31, 2015. By March 31, 2017, departmental vision and approach to sustainable development is reviewed and renewed within the context of the Justice Sustainable Development Strategy 2017-2020 planning phase.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.3.1.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. By March 31, 2017, all Justice Canada employees will have been engaged in an exercise to create a departmental vision for Sustainable Development.
7.3.1.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. By March 31, 2017, create and implement policy instruments, practices and controls that will cover the purchase, life-cycle and disposal of printing devices.
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings).

Printing Units: Maintain the 8:1 ratio of departmental office employees to printing units that was achieved on March 31, 2013.

Paper Usage: maintain internal paper consumption per office employee (23% less than the baseline of FY 2010-2011) achieved in 2013-2014.

Green Meeting Guide: promote the use of the Department’s Green Meeting Guide at least twice during FY 2016-2017.

7.3.1.4. Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. By March 31, 2017, create and implement policy instruments that will support the department’s IT asset ratio per employee.
7.3.1.5. Select and operate IT and office equipment in a manner that reduces energy consumption and material usage. By March 31, 2017, replace 100% of employee desktops by Energy Star rated laptops.
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner.

By March 31, 2017, review the status of the current E-Waste plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE in light of existing disposal mechanisms and industry initiatives.

By March 31, 2017, expand e-waste for the disposal of all departmentally-generated EEE to all of the Department’s locations.

By March 31, 2017, evaluate the effectiveness of the departmental e-waste disposal strategies.

7.3.1.7. Reuse or recycle workplace materiel and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner. By March 31, 2017, develop and disseminate a communication product on the process to send toner cartridges and batteries to be recycled at their end-of-life cycle.
7.3.1.9. Increase the population density in office buildings, and increase space utilization in special purpose buildings. By March 31, 2017, achieve the objective of a lower national average allocation of office accommodation from the baseline year of 2013-2014.

6. Sustainable Development Management System

Justice Canada strives to ensure that Canadians have an accessible, fair and effective system of justice that reflects Canadian values, through the development and management of policies and programs aligned with sustainable development principles and practices. 

As part of its mandate, the Department provides the Canadian Federal Government with legal advice and services that consider sustainable development principles. This role includes developing policy and programs, preparing legislative and regulatory instruments, and supporting regulatory enforcement. In general, responsibilities for sustainable development at Justice Canada are organized around the three principal priority areas of the Department’s Program Alignment Architecture—Stewardship of the Canadian Legal Framework; Legal Services to Government Programs; and Internal Services.

The Federal Sustainable Development Act 2008 states that "the Government of Canada accepts the basic principle that sustainable development is based on an ecologically efficient use of natural, social and economic resources." Justice Canada supports the three sustainable development pillars—environmental, social, and economic. Environmental considerations are included in our operational decisions, more specifically by supporting Theme IV of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy: Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government. This is achieved through the Department’s Sustainable Development Strategy and related implementation plans, comprised of targets linked to environmental performance considerations related to the procurement of goods and services, as well as the operations of our workplace. The social pillar is supported, for example, through our work on access to justice and gender-based analysis, and the economic pillar is supported through our commitment to deliver legal services—whether that be legislation, litigation or advisory work—in the most effective, efficient and innovative way possible.

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Department of Justice Canada will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. A SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of the Department of Justice Canada’s detailed assessment will be 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 considered during proposal development and decision making.

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