Canada Energy Regulator – 2020–21 Departmental Results Report – Supplementary information tables

Reporting on Green Procurement

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.

1. Context

Although the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), it adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the CER supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.

2. Commitments

Icon &ndsah; Greening GovernmentGreening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations

Table 1: Institutional GBA Plus Capacity

FSDS target(s)

FSDS contributing action(s)

Corresponding departmental action(s)

Starting point(s)
Performance indicator(s)
Target(s)

Results achieved

Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target

Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement

Departments will use environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions

Using available Public Services and Procurement Canada’s procurement instruments; Delivering training to key personnel on green procurement and inclusion of green procurement objectives in employee performance evaluations.

Ensuring procurement specialists have completed CSPS course (c215) or equivalent in Green Procurement (target: 100%)

100%

Completion of this course supports the goal of Greening Government by supporting green procurement practices within the CER, including applying life-cycle analysis to procurements and evaluating environmental claims made by suppliers.

Ensuring acquisition card holders complete CSPS Green Procurement training prior to obtaining and using an acquisition card (target 100%)

100%

Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees

 

Ensuring procurement specialists have completed CSPS course (c215) or equivalent in Green Procurement (target: 100%)

100%

Completion of this course supports the goal of Greening Government by supporting green procurement practices within the CER, including applying life-cycle analysis to procurements and evaluating environmental claims made by suppliers.

Ensuring acquisition card holders complete CSPS Green Procurement training prior to obtaining and using an acquisition card (target 100%)

100%

Completion of this course supports the goal of Greening Government by supporting green procurement practices within the CER, including applying life-cycle analysis to procurements and evaluating environmental claims made by suppliers.

Ensuring green procurement information is maintained on the intranet

Completed

Completion of this activity supports the goal of Greening Government by informing all staff of the Green Procurement Program, its objectives, and where to go to learn more.

3. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2020–21 reporting cycle, the CER had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and no public statements were produced.

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