Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Symbol of the Government of Canada

ARCHIVED - Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Supplementary Tables

Warning This page has been archived.

Archived Content

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats on the "Contact Us" page.

Green Procurement

Green Procurement Capacity Building

Activity Target as % (as reported in 2010-11 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff 100 100 All procurement staff completed the Green Procurement course C215.
Training for Acquisition Cardholders 100 60 The remaining 40% of acquisition card holders will complete the in-house alternative training course in FY 2011-12.
Performance Evaluations 100 100 Environmental considerations in support of the Green Procurement Policy objectives formed an integral part of the yearly performance evaluation of the Manager, Procurement.
Procurement Processes and Controls 100 100


All goods and services contracts were scanned and sent electronically to suppliers thereby reducing paper usage.

All software licences including upgrades were downloaded electronically instead of using physical media.

All applications for grants were submitted electronically through a secure site, thereby eliminating paper copies resulting in a decrease in paper usage.

Scanning to email capacity in business centres has reduced the use of paper and some processes have changed to save information electronically rather than copying for a paper file.

All printers, both in business centres and desktops print duplex, and where possible, duplex printing continues to be the default setting thus reducing the use of paper.


78 printers, 104 computers (excluding hard drives), 59 monitors, and 23 laptops were disposed of through a computer recycling firm.

Some furniture was recycled rather than disposed of.

Used BlackBerry smart phones and parts, and cellular phones were disposed of through a recycling firm.

CIHR continues to operate an integrated recovery program for used batteries. Employees can ensure proper disposal of used batteries by simply dropping them off at a central location within the organization.


Some furniture components were transferred to another government department for their use.

Office supplies (such as plastic labels, file folders, binders, black clips, elastics, etc.) which were no longer required were recycled and sent to local schools for their use.

With the space optimization project, certain furniture components such as panels and work surfaces were not used. Rather than declare them as surplus material, CIHR put these in storage to be reused when the next phase of the project takes place.


The purchase of green commodities continue to be captured through the use of an automated spreadsheet.

Green Procurement continues to be part of CIHR's in-house procurement training program delivered to RC Managers and their staff involved in procurement activities.

CIHR continues to use PWGSC Green Standing Offers to procure certain commodities such as office furniture and computer equipment.

Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments

Good/Service Target as % (as reported in 2010-11 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
Paper 100 100 All paper for printing and business centres continue to be green.
Printing Services 100 100 All printing services continue to be green.