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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

Has the department incorporated environmental performance considerations in its procurement decision-making processes?

In progress

Summary of initiatives to incorporate environmental performance considerations in procurement decision-making processes:

  1. Develop a departmental Directive on Green Procurement.
  2. Ensure that all departmental procurement and contracting policies, procedures and guidance documentation are amended to reflect INAC’s approach to green procurement planning and requirement definitions.
  3. Develop a green procurement component for the departmental procurement and contracting preplanning checklist and the Procurement Plan.
  4. Establish environmental performance criteria for all commodity groups and classes and for service categories, and incorporate them into departmental contracting template documents.
  5. Develop separate green procurement checklists to identify environmental risks and mitigation measures associated with asset categories, service categories, and all commodity groups and classes.


Results achieved:

INAC’s progress on the initiatives identified above during the 2009–2010 fiscal year was slow due to the demands of competing priorities, and a focus on necessary improvements to core materiel management practices. Environmental performance considerations have been integrated into the department’s updated policies for fleet and materiel management (for vehicle acquisition and the disposal of electronic waste, respectively). Work remains to be done on updating departmental procurement policies and establishing green procurement targets.

Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

As per section 8 of the Policy on Green Procurement, INAC is not responsible to contribute to or facilitate the government-wide implementation of Green Procurement. INAC is integrating best practices and resources developed by other government departments into its implementation of green procurement.

Green Procurement Targets

Has the department established green procurement targets?

No INAC has yet to establish department-wide green procurement targets.

Summary of green procurement targets:

Not applicable

Results achieved:

Not applicable