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.

Expected result

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. 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.
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. To ensure 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.
Number and percentage of procurement managers and functional heads whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 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 all procurement managers and functional heads.

Departmental green procurement target

1. Use of PWGSC Procurement Instruments

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of contracts for IT services that are consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Services Procurement.

To meet Green Procurement objectives, FINTRAC will use PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary mechanism and leverage the environmental considerations incorporated into these Standing Offer and Supply Arrangements.

70% of contracts for IT services will be consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guidelines for Greening Services Procurement, where available and consistent with the Centre’s security requirements.

2. Staff Training

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of functional specialists that take green procurement training within one year of hire. To enhance the Centre’s capacity to incorporate environmental performance consideration into its procurement decisions, FINTRAC will continue to require that all new procurement staff take green procurement training within one year of hire.

3. Performance Evaluations

Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Percentage of green procurement staff that have green procurement objectives contained in their 2016–17 performance agreements. To ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account in its procurement activities, FINTRAC will include green procurement objectives in the 2016–17 performance management agreements for key procurement staff.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. FINTRAC uses PWGSC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers by PWGSC.
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers. To increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers, FINTRAC will update Procurement guides and training documentation and communicate these to managers.

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