Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the federal government's approach to sustainable development

The 2013-16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 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 Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although CanNor is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy (FSDS), CanNor adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

3. Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management

Target: 7.2 Green Procurement
Scope and Context

CanNor integrates green procurement practices into its operations and complies with the Policy on Green Procurement. The Agency is committed to the use of information and communication technologies to reduce the impact of the geographic distance between its offices while also reducing some of the environmental impacts arising from operations.

Link to Program Alignment Architecture

Internal Services

Performance Measurement

FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results
Goal 7: waste and asset management

Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.
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.
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place Compliance is ongoing and no further action is planned or required.
Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service
Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.
Number: 0; Percentage: N/A
CanNor utilizes the procurement services of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year Number: 0; Percentage: N/A
CanNor utilizes the procurement services of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).
Departmental performance indicators for departmental green procurement targets CanNor does not set its own performance targets but supports those of its procurement service provider

CanNor works with its procurement service provider to implement green procurement instruments insofar as they do not compromise the Agency's work in helping to meet land claims objectives.

4. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2017-18 reporting cycle, CanNor 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 CanNor did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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