Departmental sustainable development strategy

Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development

The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Financial Transaction and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

Our departmental sustainable development strategy

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes FINTRAC’s actions in support of Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government. The report for 2016–17 presents a high-level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013–16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the departmental website.

Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, FINTRAC contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through implementation strategies for Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management.

FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results

Goal 7: waste and asset management

Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.

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.

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 have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. Three or 100% of procurement specialists had previously completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement Course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.
Number and percentage of procurement managers and functional heads whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year. Two or 100% of managers and functional heads of procurement and material performance evaluations include support and contribution towards green procurement.
Percentage of contracts for IT services that are consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Services Procurement. 76.3% of contracts for IT services are consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Service Procurement.
Percentage of functional specialists that take green procurement training within one year of hire. 100% of functional specialists in 2016–17 had taken green procurement training within one year of hire.
Percentage of green procurement staff that have green procurement objectives contained in their 2016–17 performance agreements. To ensure environmental consideration objectives for all 2016–17 fiscal year procurement activities were met, 100% of FINTRAC Procurement Officers performance agreements included green procurement objectives.
FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS Implementation strategy element or best practice FSDS performance results

Goal 7: waste and asset management

Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.

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.

7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. FINTRAC achieved this strategy element through leveraging PSPC’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.

Implementation strategies: performance summary

No changes since last year.

Report on strategic environmental assessment

During the 2016–17 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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