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GREEN PROCUREMENT – Reporting on Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurement

Performance Measure RPP DPR
Policy Implementation Status  

Targets / Strategies / Comments

  1. Approach:  The Director, Corporate Services has been mandated to address all aspects of the Policy on Green Procurement.  The Director, Corporate Services is supported by the NRTEE’s Green Steering Committee (GSC) which is headed by the Corporate Secretary.

  2. Management Processes and Controls:  The NRTEE has an Environmental Code of Practice (Code) that is taken into consideration during the procurement process.  The Code will be reviewed and updated as appropriate in 2011-12.  As internal controls and processes are updated, they will be cross-referenced with the Code.  The chart of accounts (COA) was and continues to be updated to allow for the tracking, monitoring and future reporting on the procurement of green goods.  In 2010-11, all contracts made reference to NRTEE’s commitment to environmental considerations, and in 2011-12 the NRTEE will explore the feasibility of including environmental considerations as mandatory criteria in competitive service contracts.

  3. Setting Targets:  The department continues its commitment to purchase 100% post-consumer content  photocopy paper 100% percent of the time (this exceeds the recommended 30% post-consumer content), and to only purchase remanufactured toner cartridges from suppliers with recycling programs for used cartridges.  The NRTEE commits to ensuring that 90% of IT equipment purchased is energy efficient; that 80% of office equipment purchased is energy efficient; and that 60% of office supplies (excluding copy paper) acquired are environmentally preferred.  The dollar value of green purchases relative to the total dollar purchase of all purchases for above mentioned commodities in a given year will be used as the performance measurement.

  4. Meeting Targets:  The chart of accounts (COA) was updated to assist the NRTEE in being able to track, monitor and report on its achievements in meeting its green procurement commitments.  The NRTEE is pleased to report that it achieved its previous commitments with respect to copy paper and toner, and expects to continue to do so in 2011-12.

  5. Training: The NRTEE requires that all procurement and material management staff and acquisition cardholders take CSPS Course C215.  The NRTEE will ensure that within 6 months of the appointment of any new procurement staff or acquisition cardholders that they register and complete course C215.

  6. Performance Evaluations: For 2011-12, the performance agreements and subsequent evaluations for staff directly involved in the procurement process will include at least one environmental consideration.