Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

NSERC is subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals. However, during the 2013-14 reporting cycle, NSERC did not have any proposals requiring the approval of cabinet. Thus, NSERC has a nil report on the strategic environmental effects on the 2013-16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goals and targets in [Theme(s) I - Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality; II - Maintaining Water Quality and Availability; III - Protecting Nature and Canadians], and the 2010-13 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy goals for Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint - Beginning with Government].

NSERC is bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not by the Federal Sustainable Development Act.

Greening Government Operations

Green Procurement Reporting for Departments and Agencies bound by the Policy on Green

Procurement (PGP) but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA)

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 level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

Planned completion date: August 2015
Achieved
NSERC has established a green procurement implementation strategy taking into consideration opportunities to:

  • improve management processes and controls;
  • enhance the awareness of staff of the need to embed environmental performance considerations into all phases of the procurement life cycle
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 2014-15. Number 4
Percentage (100%)
Achieved
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 2014-15. Number 2
Percentage (100%)
Achieved
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 level achieved
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%
Archived with a result of 85%
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 level achieved
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 level achieved
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%
Achieved
100% of toner cartridges from all the corporate printers are being recycled. A new cartridge is provided to staff in exchange of the old cartridge.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
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. Achieved
Procurement staff regularly provides information to managers on green procurement options available through PWGSC procurement vehicles
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 level achieved
(Report only on implementation strategies that apply, and delete the rows that do not apply.)
Online application request and approval for BMO travel card Achieved
All application request and approval for BMO travel card are done online.
Online approval of travel card expenses Archived
BMO statement of account travel card expenses are approved online following an online recommendation process.
Online Travel request and travel claims completion and approval Archived
Employees create and get appropriate approvals online for travel requests and travel claims.

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