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Green Procurement

Meeting Policy Requirements

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

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

    • Green procurement training has been taken by all of Statistics Canada's procurement officers.
    • Four procurement training sessions have been given to financial responsibility centre managers that included green procurement information to generate awareness.
    • Green procurement considerations have been embedded in Statistics Canada's procurement process (i.e., the procurement checklist).
    • The bulk of Statistics Canada's buy is done via Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement tools and those now have green considerations incorporated in them.  Statistics Canada also contributes towards the development of those tools by being members of certain commodity teams.
    • Statistics Canada is one of 10 federal government organizations that form part of the Automated Material Management Information System (AMMIS) cluster. The cluster plans to add green procurement as a coding block in the upcoming software release. Measuring performance is a huge undertaking without this capability

  3. Results achieved:

    • 47.3% of Statistics Canada's contracts (representing 80.3% of the agency's total contract spending) were issued using PWGSC procurement tools. These tools embed green procurement practices.
    • 1,730 PC towers and 911 monitors were purchased in March 2010 without packaging material.
    • The agency purchased an estimated 4,100 boxes of printer paper in 2009/2010.  All this paper contained 30% recycled inputs.

  4. Contributions to facilitate government-wide implementation of green procurement:

    • Statistics Canada is an active member of the AMMIS cluster.
    • Statistics Canada participated in the interdepartmental Green Procurement Forum in April 2009 and April 2010. The two events were organized by PWGSC.

Green Procurement Targets

  1. Has the department established green procurement targets?

    In progress.

  2. Summary of green procurement targets:

    Once AMMIS has the necessary coding blocks to account for green procurement, the agency will be in a position to measure green procurement achievements. Doing so in the absence of such a system is a major undertaking. The coding block to identify green procurement is planned as part of the software update now planned for the fall of 2010. Once the coding block is in place, the first year will become the baseline from which realistic targets will be established. The bulk of Statistics Canada's buy is done via PWGSC procurement tools, and those now have green considerations incorporated in them. Statistics Canada also contributes to the development of those tools by being members of certain commodity teams.

  3. Results achieved:

    Not yet being measured.