Departmental Performance Report 2015-2016: Supplementary Information (Tables)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16 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, the Canadian Transportation Agency supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the results for Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target 7.1: Real Property Environmental Performance

As of April 1, 2014, and pursuant to departmental Real Property Sustainability Frameworks, an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Performance Measurement

Expected result
An industry-recognized level of high-environmental performance will be achieved in Government of Canada real property projects and operations.

Additional activities Performance level achieved

The Agency ensures that all waste (broken items, etc.) is disposed of in eco-friendly ways.

100% of Agency waste is disposed of in eco-friendly ways.

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.

Performance Measurement

Expected result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014.

The Canadian Transportation Agency's Contracting Policy and Procedures Guide contains a provision stating that, where possible, all procurement must promote environmental sustainability by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision process.

Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

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100 %

Departmental green procurement target
The Agency will use only recycled paper.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Type of paper used by the Agency

100% recycled paper

Departmental green procurement target
The Agency will reduce the amount of paper it uses.

Performance indicator Performance level achieved

Reduction in the amount of paper used by the Agency

20% reduction in 2015-2016 compared to 2014-2015 levels

Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible.

The Agency uses PSPC procurement instruments as its primary procurement mechanism and leverages the environmental considerations incorporated into these standing offers by PSPC. Furthermore:

  • Since 2010-2011, the Federal Electronic Waste Strategy is followed by the Agency for electronic and electrical equipment; and
  • The Statement of Work templates used for contracting for services and the contract review checklist were reviewed in 2012-2013 to identify opportunities to include environmental considerations.

These management processes and controls were selected through an analysis of the Agency's decision-making processes and controls.

Best practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.


Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.

In progress. The Agency did not have a formal mechanism in place to increase awareness among managers on green procurement in 2015-2016, but is modifying its policies to ensure managers are provided on a yearly basis with a reminder of the need to factor in green considerations when doing procurement.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2015–16 reporting cycle, the Agency 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.

Internal Audits and Evaluations

Internal audits completed in 2015-2016

The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) does not maintain its own internal audit function. It participates in horizontal audits conducted by the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), and implements applicable recommendations from other OCG horizontal internal audits in which it did not participate.

No internal audits were completed in 2015-2016.

Evaluations in progress or completed in 2015-2016

No evaluations were in progress or completed in 2015-2016.

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