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FSDS goal: Greening Government

FSDS target FSDS contributing action Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and/or target Starting point(s)
Performance indicator(s)
Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur

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

Motivate suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their goods, services and supply chains

Copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases will contain 100% recycled content and be certified to a recognized environmental standard to reduce the environmental impact of their production

Starting point: 95% of current paper contains a minimum of 30% recycled content

Target: 90% of paper will contain 100% recycled content

NSERC has reached the target.

Internal Services


Insert in all contracts a procedure to provide Finance with an electronic copy of invoices instead of a paper copy

Starting point: 90% in

Target: 100% by

NSERC has reached the target.

Internal Services


Minimize packaging waste by adding a packaging criterion to requests for quotations when ordering goods

Starting point: 10% in

Target: 60% by

In progress.

Internal Services

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

Ensure that decision-makers and material management and procurement specialists have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement

Motivate procurement officers to purchase green goods and services

Percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent

Starting point: 87% in

Target: 100% by

Internal Services

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