Supplementary Information Tables for the 2020–21 Departmental Plan: 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 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), the CNSC adheres to the principles of the 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, below.

2. Commitments for CNSC

FSDS goal: greening government
FSDS target FSDS contributing actions Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department’s Program Inventory
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025 Modernize our fleet Target: Maintain a fleet in which at least 30% of the vehicles are hybrid. Where a vehicle needs to be replaced, a hybrid vehicle will be considered first, provided that it meets operational needs. Baseline: Currently, 36% of vehicles in the fleet are hybrid.

Indicator: % of vehicles in the fleet that are hybrid vehicles.

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: 100% of specialists in procurement and material management have completed the training.

Indicator: % of specialists in procurement and material management who have completed training in green procurement.

Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement 80% 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 have performance evaluations that include support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

Indicator: % of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluations include support and contribution towards green procurement.

Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Training will be provided to 100% of acquisition cardholders 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: % of acquisition cardholders who have received training on the principles of green procurement.

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