Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act must complete mandatory reporting on meeting the requirements of Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurement using this section.

Strategies / Comments

  1. Approach: To meet green procurement objectives, FINTRAC will follow an approach that includes the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement instruments, specific training for functional specialist staff, and the inclusion of environmental considerations in the performance evaluations of key individuals.
  2. Management Processes and Controls: FINTRAC uses PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers by PWGSC. Furthermore:
    • In 2013–14, the Centre’s procurement policies and procedures will be reviewed and updated to ensure environmental considerations are integrated;
    • FINTRAC will also continue to follow the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy for the disposal of electronic and electrical equipment.
  3. Setting Targets: For 2013–14, FINTRAC will ensure that 90% of all purchases are made through PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments, where available and in consideration of the Centre’s security requirements.
  4. Training: To enhance the Centre’s capacity to incorporate environmental performance considerations into procurement decisions, FINTRAC will continue to require that all new functional specialist staff take training in green procurement within a year of being hired.
  5. Performance Evaluations: To ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account in its procurement activities, FINTRAC will include green procurement objectives in the performance management agreements of key procurement staff.

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