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2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

Green Procurement

In fiscal year 201516, Elections Canada took action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Green Procurement.

Performance measurement
Expected result Performance indicator Performance target
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Progress toward an agency-wide approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement

Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) encourage the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement by asking bidders to:

(a) use paper containing fiber certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or containing a minimum 30% recycled content; and

(b) use an environmentally preferable format including black and white printing instead of colour printing, printing double sided/duplex, using staples or clips instead of cerlox, duotangs or binders.

PCS also adhere to this objective by sending contracts and letters electronically instead of as paper copies. This electronic signature email process was introduced during the 201516 fiscal year.

Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services Percentage of specialists in procurement who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent PCS represent 11 employees, 5 of whom have completed the online Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course. This represents 45%, just short of the 50% target initially set for 201516.
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services 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.


Objective Performance indicator Performance target
Starting with the 2015 general election, training for returning officers will be provided online Percentage of targeted election officers who receive online training Each of the 338 returning officers has completed 30 hours of online training, which represented 21 modules of training material. This meets the 100% target set for 201516.
In 201516, Elections Canada will complete a pilot to assess the benefits of equipping senior executives with tablets, reducing the reliance on printed documents Percentage of senior executives equipped with tablets by March 31, 2016 Every senior member from Elections Canada has been equipped with a tablet. This meets the 100% target set for 201516.