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2016–17 Departmental Results Report

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, Elections Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

Theme IV: Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government

Under Theme IV, Elections Canada contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through an implementation strategy for Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management.

FSDS Goal FSDS Target FSDS Performance Indicator FSDS Performance Results
Goal 7: Reduce waste generated and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle. 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. Elections Canada's suppliers:use paper containing fibre certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or containing a minimum of 30% recycled content;use an environmentally preferable format, including black and white printing, double-sided/duplex printing and simply stapling when possible instead of binding; andopulate online forms and make bid submissions by email. Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) continues to encourage suppliers to adopt practices that are in line with the Policy on Green Procurement. Most comply with using recycled paper, environmentally preferable formats and email for their bids.
Percentage of specialists in procurement who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent. PCS is made up of 13 employees, 8 of whom have completed the online Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course. This represents 61.5%, which exceeds the target of 50%.
Number of PCS advisors who attended the "Public Servants Promoting a Greener Environment" training session at the 2016 Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM) National Workshop. Employees from the PCS team attended the training session, and a copy of the presentation was provided to all PCS advisors.
Percentage of managers of procurement and/or materiel management whose performance evaluation includes support for and contribution toward green procurement. While green procurement is not specifically addressed, each manager has a responsibility to demonstrate overall stewardship.
Percentage of progress in terms of reducing the number of individual contracts, thereby reducing paper copies. Elections Canada achieved 100% of its expected progress in terms of reducing the number of individual contracts.
Percentage of resources* equipped with laptops by March 31, 2017. *Resources are defined as indeterminate, term and student employees; contractors; and all people directly engaged by Elections Canada. 41% of Elections Canada's resources have been equipped with laptops.

Implementation Strategies: Performance Summary

No changes since last year.

Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, Elections Canada considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. As the agency did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.