Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15
Supplementary Information Tables

Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Green Procurement Reporting For Departments and Agencies Not Bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act

Strategies / Comments

  1. CAS will continue to use Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers for commodities available and indicated as green.
  2. CAS will take into account environmental factors in evaluating bids.
  3. CAS will review practices with the intent of encouraging suppliers to use electronic means to submit contract and bid documentation, invoices and reports where feasible to do so.
  4. Contract documents will 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 will continue to review practices with the intent of consolidating large purchases with key suppliers to reduce packaging, shipping costs and returning packaging for reuse by suppliers.
  6. CAS will continue to review waste reduction plans to find other areas of opportunity.
Procurement Processes
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status
% of paper used containing recycled fibers 100%  
% of new printers procured with duplex printing capabilities 100%  
% Use of recycled black toner cartridges 100%  

Strategies / Comments
In light of CAS' requirements, CAS relies heavily on the use of pre-established Supply Arrangements and Standing Offers that have been prepared by PWGSC for the vast majority of its goods procurements.

  1. All paper used in printing/copying contains recycled fibers.
  2. All new printers procured, including those networked and local desktops, will have duplexing capabilities. Where possible, the default will be set to duplex.
By March 31, 2015 90% of IT hardware purchases will be environmentally preferred models.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Dollar value of IT hardware purchases that meet the target relative to total dollar value of all purchases for IT hardware in the given year. 90%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. For the purposes of this target, IT hardware purchases refer to desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, printers and servers.
  2. Reliance on the PWGSC standing offers and the availability of environmentally preferred models will be vital to the success of this target.

CAS also anticipates a reduction in paper consumption through the implementation of e-filing and digital recording solutions however, these multi-year projects require a substantial investment of resources.

By March 31, 2015, all purchases of appliances will be Energy Star, or equivalent.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2015, procedures are documented and all purchases comply with the target 100%  

Strategies / Comments

CAS will ensure that the purchase of small appliances will be vetted through a central corporate services team to ensure consistency with energy use standards.

Upcoming Internal Audits over the next three fiscal years

The following audits are planned for the upcoming years (2014-15 to 2016-17). The Risk-Based Audit Plan 2013-2018 was approved in May 2013 and includes audits and reviews of areas identified to be at risk. The plan is reviewed annually. The annual update may result in modifications of the plan and therefore different audits and/or reviews may be identified.

Vérifications internes à venir au cours des trois prochains exercices
Name of Internal Audit Internal Audit Type Status Expected Completion Date
Values & Ethics Audit - Governance Plan December 2014
Financial Management - Internal Controls: Salaries & Employment Benefits including leave and overtime Audit - Internal Control On plan March 2015
Library Services Review - Program On plan December 2015
Business Continuity, Security and OHS Audit - Governance On plan March 2016
Financial Management - Internal Controls: Deposit Accounts Audit - Internal Control On plan March 2016
Other Judicial Services (Distribution, Revision, Translation, Chauffeurs, Ushers) Review - Program On plan December 2016
Asset Management Audit - Internal Control On plan March 2017
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