Supplementary Information Tables for the 2019–20 Departmental Plan: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

2019–20 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the CNSC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing 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 “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” table in section 2.

2. Commitments for CNSC

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS targets FSDS contributing actions Corresponding departmental actions Support for UNSustainable Development Goal target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department’s Program Inventory

Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025.

Support the transition to a low‑carbon economy through green procurement.

Target: Maintain at least 30% hybrid vehicles in the fleet. Where a vehicle needs to be replaced, a hybrid vehicle will be considered first, provided that it meets operational needs.

12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.

Baseline: Currently 35% of vehicles in the fleet re hybrid.
Indicator: percentage of vehicles in the fleet that are hybrid vehicles.

Internal Services

Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement.

Support clean technologies and green products and services by taking environmental considerations into account in our purchasing decisions.
Target: 100% of specialists in procurement and material management have completed training in Green Procurement.

Baseline: 90% have completed the training.
Indicator: percentage of specialists in procurement and material management who have completed training in Green Procurement.

Internal Services

Target: 100% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement.

Baseline: 67% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement,
Indicator: percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluations include support and contribution towards green procurement.

Internal Services

Training will be provided to 100% of acquisition card holders to familiarize them with the principles of green procurement. All new acquisition card recipients will complete in-house training on greening principles through the acquisition card training within one year of receiving their cards.

Baseline: 100% of acquisition cardholders have received acquisition card training, which includes principles of green procurement, within one year of receiving their cards.
Indicator: percentage of acquisition card holders who have received training on the principles of green procurement.

Internal Services

Divert at least 75% (by weight) of all non-hazardous operational waste (including plastic waste) by 2030, and divert at least 90% (by weight) of all construction and demolition waste (striving to achieve 100% by 2030), where supported by local infrastructure

Engage in broad consultation to update the Green Meeting Guide.

Develop a plan, key performance indicators and a target for the reduction of the use of plastics.

12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Baseline: No plan in place.
Indicator: Plan, performance indicators and targets developed and approved.

Internal Services

3. Integrating sustainable development

The CNSC will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through its environmental assessment process. To date, the CNSC has not developed any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

Should the CNSC carry out SEAs in the future, public statements on the results of the CNSC’s assessment would be made when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been considered during proposal development and decision-making.

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