Greening Government Operations

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance Measurement

Expected result: Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2015. The TSB's approach to implementing green procurement is to target the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel and the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluation of the functional head of procurement and materiel management.
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 3
100 %
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year. 1
100%
Departmental green procurement target: Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments are used, where available.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
All copy paper purchases are made through PWGSC green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 95%
All office supply purchases are made through PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 90%
All furniture purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 95%
Departmental green procurement target: By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question. 85% by March 31, 2016
Departmental green procurement target: By March 31, 2017, 90% of IT hardware purchases will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Dollar value or volume of IT hardware purchases that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all purchases for IT hardware in the year in question 85% by March 31, 2016
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement. Achieved
Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers. Achieved

Strategic Environmental Assessments

The TSB’s mandate is to advance transportation safety through the conduct of independent investigations into selected occurrences in the air, marine, rail and pipeline transportation modes. Given its mandate, the TSB does not have plans, programs or policies subject to strategic environmental assessments.