Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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

FINTRAC has increased security requirements for Suppliers which impacts procurement activity.

Link to Department's Program Alignment Architecture

Internal Services

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.

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement was put in place as of March 31, 2014.

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.

100% of Procurement employees have completed the green procurement training.

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.

100 %
To ensure environmental consideration objectives for all 2014–15 fiscal year procurement activities were met, FINTRAC included green procurement objectives in the performance agreement of the Procurement Team Lead.

Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

FINTRAC leverages PWGSC's various consolidated procurement instruments whenever possible in consideration of the Centre's enhanced security requirements.

Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.

In order to meet Green Procurement objectives, FINTRAC continues to use an internally developed procurement training module which includes considerations for Green Procurement. This training is delivered to employees on a regular basis. FINTRAC will continue to require that all new functional specialists take Green Procurement training within one year of hire.

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

FINTRAC's initiative is focused on increasing awareness among procurement personnel and employees with decision-making responsibilities of the procurement options which include green procurement benefits. Procurement Officers have been fully trained and bring this awareness to all managers in their discussions.

Additional activities Performance level achieved

FINTRAC will continue to follow the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy for the disposal of electronic and electrical equipment.

100% of FINTRAC's disposal of electronic and electrical equipment follows the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2014–15 reporting cycle, FINTRAC 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 FINTRAC did not develop any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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