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Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Green Procurement Policy Implementation
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Training for Procurement and Materiel Management (MM) Staff 100% in 2011-12  
Training for Acquisition Card Holders 50% in 2011-12  
PWGSC Green Consolidated Procurement Tools Implemented 100% in 2011-12  

Strategies / Comments

In 2011-12, NRC will undertake several green procurement initiatives:

  • NRC uses Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers for commodities and now has the capability to report on green procurement (GP) by material group. NRC will report on all GP purchases for all commodities. Detailed spending analysis and planning will be established to achieve targets.
  • A training program will be implemented at NRC to ensure that all staff complete the on-line green procurement course by March 2012. A National MM meeting to be held in May will address green procurement to develop an implementation plan and initiatives that will be achievable on a national scale.
  • As a result of a waste audit conducted, NRC has introduced the "mini bin" program. This program will be monitored over the next two years with the intent to increase recyclable waste from 16% to 23% by 2013.


  • NRC is in the process of staffing a Policy, Monitoring and Systems position. This person will be responsible for implementing, managing and monitoring GP initiatives at NRC.
  • A checklist will be developed to aid Procurement Staff in determining and identifying where green opportunities may exist.
  • All contract documents will be reviewed with the intent of incorporating a clause to address environmental considerations in the performance of the work where possible or required.
  • Internal Policies on procurement will be updated to integrate environmental considerations in decision-making from planning to acquisition to disposal. A checklist will be used by the Contract Review Committee and includes reference to green procurement and environmental impacts.