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(s)

Internal Services

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.

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

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 2015–16.

3 or 100% the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) as 100% of procurement specialists had previously completed the course.

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 2015–16.

2, or 100% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel performance evaluations includes support and contribution towards green procurement.

Departmental green procurement target
Departmental green procurement target
1. Use of PWGSC Procurement Instruments
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Percentage of contracts for IT services that are consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Services Procurement. 86.6% of contracts for IT services are consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Service Procurement.
2. Staff Training
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Percentage of functional specialists that take green procurement training within one year of hire. 100% of functional specialists in 2015–16 had taken green procurement training within one year of hire.
3. Performance Evaluations
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Percentage of green procurement staff that have green procurement objectives contained in their 2015–16 performance agreements. To ensure environmental consideration objectives for all 2015–16 fiscal year procurement activities were met, 100% of FINTRAC Procurement Officer’s performance agreements included green procurement objectives.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. FINTRAC achieved this strategy element through leveraging 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 continuously achieve the 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 an as needed 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 achieved this best practice by focusing 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 2015–16 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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