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).

Strategies and/or Comments

  1. Approach: The Department's approach to implementing green procurement.

    FINTRAC's approach to implementing green procurement is to target the use of PWGSC procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel and the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluations of key decision makers.

  2. Management Processes and Controls:

    To meet Green Procurement objectives for the acquisition of Goods and Services, where possible FINTRAC followed an approach that included using Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement instruments such as Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA), Task Based Informatics Professional Services (TBIPS), Temporary Help Services (THS) and Mandatory Commodities Standing Offer (S/O) and Supply Arrangements (S/A). 

    Additionally, during FY12/13 FINTRAC performed a comprehensive review of its procurement policies and updated the documents to incorporate environmental considerations.

    FINTRAC continues to apply the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy for disposal of electronic and electrical equipment.

  3. Specific Targets:

    With consideration to using PWGSC's consolidated procurement instruments and an awareness of the Centre's security requirements, FINTRAC set a target goal of 90% of all purchases to be made using these methods, where available. Of all purchases made using the consolidated instruments, 88% were made using green suppliers.

  4. Green Procurement Training:

    In order to continue efforts towards improving and meeting Green Procurement objectives, FINTRAC developed a procurement training module which includes Green Procurement considerations. This training has been delivered to several employees and will continue to be offered on a regular, ongoing basis.

    FINTRAC met the established FY12/13 goal for employee Green Procurement training. All current Procurement personnel have now taken the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) course, Green Procurement (C215). 

  5. Performance Evaluations:

    FINTRAC has included an environmental consideration objective for all procurement activities in the FY12/13 performance agreement of the Procurement Team Lead. 

  6. Progress Status:

    All targets were achieved.

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