Greening Government Operations

Departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act must complete mandatory reporting on meeting the requirements of Section 7 of the Policy on Green Procurement using this section.

Strategies / Comments

The CIRB continues to support the protection of the environment and sustainable development by ensuring environmental considerations form part of the procurement decision-making process and choosing preferable goods and services within the green market.
In fiscal year 2013–14, the CIRB will continue to monitor its compliance with the requirements of the Policy on Green Procurement by continuing to respect the following strategies:
  1. By March 31, 2014, the CIRB will have implemented a formal process for the disposal of all departmentally-generated surplus electronic and electrical equipment in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
  2. The CIRB will continue to reuse or recycle 100% of surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
  3. The CIRB will continue to purchase printers, faxes, scanners and photocopiers with one or more environmental features.
  4. The CIRB will continue to purchase paper that has a minimum of 30% recycled content.
  5. By March 31, 2014, all new incumbents in key positions involved in the CIRB procurement process will take the online Green Procurement Course (C215E) offered by the Canada School of Public Service.
  6. All incumbents in key positions involved in the CIRB procurement process will continue to have at least one performance and/or training objective related to green procurement. It will be integrated to the Employee learning and performance planning and review agreement.
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