Reporting on Green Procurement
This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.
Although the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) was not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act in 2022–23 and is not required to develop a full 2020–23 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), the CNSC 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 CNSC 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.
Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations
|FSDS contributing action(s)
|Corresponding departmental action(s)
|Starting point(s), performance indicator(s), target(s)
|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
|Where a workspace needs to be refurbished, a transition to a design that decreases and optimizes the CNSC’s overall space footprint will be considered first, provided that such a design meets operational needs.
Starting point: 0% of workspaces in the 2016–17 inventory were modernized to the new GC Workplace design/standard. The size of the accommodation portfolio in 2016–17 was 27,181 m2.
Indicator: % of workspaces in the inventory that are modernized to the new GC Workplace design/standard and % increase or decrease in the accommodation portfolio.
Target: Maintain at least 25% modernized workspaces in the inventory and decrease the accommodation portfolio to the lowest feasible amount.
As of March 31, 2023 the size of the accommodation portfolio had been reduced to 22,559 m2 which represents a 17% reduction from 2016-17.
As of March 31, 2023, 15.5% of the space has been modernized to new GCworkplace design standards. An additional 5,370 m2 of space is currently under construction and in transition to GCworkplace standards with a projected completion date of September 2023.
|A decrease in the accommodation portfolio (space footprint) using innovative and collaborative methods supports the CNSC’s efforts to reduce its overall GHG emissions. The Government of Canada’s GC Workplace design supports efficient use of space.
|Where a vehicle needs to be replaced, a hybrid vehicle will be considered first, provided that it meets operational needs.
Starting point: In 2016–17, 36% of vehicles in the fleet were hybrid.
Indicator: % of vehicles in the fleet that are hybrid vehicles.
Target: Maintain at least 40% hybrid vehicles in the fleet.
|As of March 31, 2023 the CNSC fleet had 33% of its vehicles hybrid (7 out of 21).
|Supports the reduction of energy use in CNSC’s fleet.
Departments will adopt clean technology and undertake clean technology demonstration projects
Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees
Support clean technologies and green products and services by taking environmental considerations into account in CNSC purchasing decisions.
Ensure that decision makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.
Baseline: In 2016–17, 0% of procurement specialists had completed training and awareness campaigns to support green procurement.
Indicator: % of procurement specialists who have completed training in green procurement.
Target: 100% of procurement specialists have completed training and awareness to support green procurement.
|100% of procurement specialists have completed training and awareness to support green procurement.
|Green procurement incorporates environmental considerations into purchasing decisions and is expected to motivate suppliers to green their goods, services and supply chain. GHG reductions are one area of consideration in green procurement.
Report on integrating sustainable development
During the 2022–23 reporting cycle, the CNSC had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produced.
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