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Table 12: Sustainable Development Strategy

1. SDS Departmental Goal:

Our SDS 2007-2009 fully supports the Greening of Government Operations Guidance for Organizations Developing Sustainable Development Strategies, incorporating targets and performance measures for the three key priority areas of Building Energy, Vehicle Fleet and Green Procurement. This will ensure that we are well positioned to work and report on the priority areas in a coordinated, government-wide fashion.  As well, PWGSC fully supports the common federal sustainable development goals, and uses them as a framework for our departmental commitments.

Therefore, for SDS 2007-2009, PWGSC’s goals are:

Goal 1: Governance for Sustainable Development – Strengthen federal governance and decision making to support sustainable development

Goal 2: Sustainable Development and Use of Natural Resources

Goal 3: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Goal 4: Sustainable Communities – Communities enjoy a prosperous economy, a vibrant and equitable society, and a healthy environment for current and future generations

More information on SDS 2007 is available at:

2. Federal SD Goal including GGO goals
(if applicable)

3. Performance Measure from Current SDS

4. Department’s Expected Results for 2007-2008

Goal 1 is contributing to federal SD Goal VI (Strengthen federal governance and decision making to support sustainable development) and GGO goal on green procurement. Goal 1:
  • Degree to which pilot project (managed print solution) is completed.
  • Quantity of printing equipment PWGSC used.
  • PWGSC Green Printing Standard approved and communicated, and percentage of PWGSC published documents in compliance with the PWGSC Green Printing Standards.
  • Percentage of materiel managers, procurement personnel and acquisition card holders who have received green procurement training.
  • Departmental direction for the implementation of the policy on green procurement approved and procedures and systems established to support monitoring and reporting of departmental direction.
  • Managed print services contract(s) that includes support for environmental performance management available to departments and agencies.
  • Sustainable Building Policy and implementation plan approved.
  • Percentage of existing Crown-owned office buildings that have been assessed under Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Go Green Plus.
  • Percentage of leases respecting the LEED®, BOMA requirements or equivalent standards/assessment tools specific to each type of lease.
  • Number of environmental considerations in the priority Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) standards routinely used in the Government of Canada procurement process and number of environmental considerations recommendations related back to standards committee(s) for inclusion into the priority CGSB standards.
  • Environmental considerations in departmental procurement review decisions are addressed.
  • Number of asset management processes reviewed/number of processes and level of integration in each process.
  • Approved action plan and/or best practices for feasible opportunities to further enhance the environmental sustainability of its Real Property operations.
Goal 1:
  • Organizational structures and processes support meaningful and significant sustainable development objectives.
Goal 2 is contributing to federal SD Goal V (Sustainable Development and Use of Natural Resources) Goal 2:
  • Percent of strategy for managing electronic waste generated from federal operations implementation.
  • Number of contracts integrating sustainable development/number of contracts.
  • Number of projects over $1 million managing construction, renovation, demolition waste/number of projects over $1 million.
  • In relation to the implementation of standardized desktop configurations and associated management practices, reduction in energy consumption and reduction in amount of electronic waste.
Goal 2:
  • Responsible use of natural resources that conserves and protects environmental quality has been promoted.
Goal 3 is contributing to federal SD Goal III (Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions) and GGO goals on building energy and vehicle fleet Goal 3:
  • In PWGSC Crown-owned buildings, percentage of total building energy consumption reduction relative to 2001-2002 in gigajoules and in megajoules/m2. Percentage of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction relative to 2001-2002 levels. GHG emissions will be measured as kilotonnes, and also as kg/m2 of CO2 equivalent.
  • In Central Heating and Cooling Plants (CHCP), percentage of total building energy reduction converted to GHG emissions reduction relative to 2001-2002 GHG levels.  Emissions will be measured as kilotonnes, and also as kg/m2 of CO2 equivalent.
  • Annual average GHG emissions per vehicle kilometre.
  • Percent of gasoline purchases for federal road vehicles that is ethanol blended.
Goal 3:
  • Emissions that contribute to climate change have been mitigated and reduced.
Goal 4 is contributing to federal SD Goal IV (Sustainable Communities – Communities enjoy a prosperous economy, a vibrant and equitable society, and a healthy environment for current and future generations) Goal 4:
  • Percentage of the 172 active contaminated sites with a status of either “remediation complete” or “assessed, no action required” as indicated in the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory (FSCI) effective June 2009, and completed final prioritized list of PWGSC brownfield sites as found in the Contaminated Sites Management Plan (CSMP) inventory.
  • Percent hazardous material reduction (reduction in the number of product types) based on statistical sampling.
Goal 4:
  • Increased environmental quality in communities
5.  Achieved SDS Departmental Results for 2007-2008 For the 2007-2008 reporting period, PWGSC continued to make progress on its four overarching goals and respective objectives. Detailed progress is provided in the PWGSC Sustainable Development Performance Report. This report is available on the internet at: