Supplementary Information Table 2014–15

Greening Government Operations (GGO)

4.2 Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target 7.2: Green Procurement

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.

Greening Government Operations 2014–15
Performance Measurement
Expected result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. 2015-03-31
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2014–15. All our procurement specialists completed the C215 course prior to fiscal year 2014-2015.
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2014–15. 2
Departmental green procurement target
Procurement Processes
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
1- % of paper used containing recycled fibres: 100%

2- % of new printers procured with duplex printing capabilities: 100%

3- % Use of recycled black toner cartridges: 100%
1- 100%

2- 100%

3- 100%
Departmental green procurement target
By March 31, 2015, 90% of IT hardware purchases will be environmentally preferred models.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
% of dollar value of IT hardware purchases that meet the target relative to the total dollar value of all purchases for IT hardware in the given year: 90% 95%
Departmental green procurement target
By March 31, 2015, all purchases of appliances will be Energy Star, or equivalent.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
By March 31, 2015, procedures are documented and all purchases comply with the target.: 100% 100%
Additional activities
  1. CAS continued to use Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers for commodities available and indicated as green.
  2. CAS has taken into account environmental factors in evaluating bids.
  3. CAS has encouraged suppliers to use electronic means to submit contract and bid documentation, invoices and reports where feasible to do so.
  4. Contract documents incorporate standard green procurement clauses indicating the need to be mindful of environmental considerations in the performance of the work requested, where appropriate.
  5. CAS has, where possible, consolidated large purchases with key suppliers to reduce packaging, shipping costs and returned packaging for reuse by suppliers.
  6. CAS continues to review waste reduction plans to find other areas of opportunity.


Internal Audits Completed in 2014–15
Title of Internal Audit Internal Audit Type Completion Date
Financial Management - Internal Controls: Salaries & Employment Benefits including leave and overtime Audit – Internal Control March 2015
Integrated Risk Management Audit - Governance March 2015

The Values & Ethics audit was postponed through approval process for the Risk-Based Audit Plan 2014–15 in June 2014. Instead an audit of Integrated Risk Management was conducted during 2014–15.

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