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Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2021-22

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development ActEndnote i and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the PPSC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green ProcurementEndnote ii supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the PPSC 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 the Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Further to the requirements outlined in the Policy on Green Procurement, the PPSC promotes the selection of goods and services based on more than cost alone. Quality, environmental performance and availability are factored into procurement decisions.

Goods and services are considered green when they have a lesser or reduced impact on human health and the environment than competing goods or services that serve the same purpose. Considerations for product or asset selection include whether it has a reduced manufacturing footprint, such as recycled products, or lower operating impacts, or a smaller disposal impact because of reduced packaging.

Through green-procurement employee training, the PPSC also seeks to improve employee understanding of the rationale for buying green and identifying what makes goods or services energy efficient. Consequently, employees will be empowered to make more informed purchasing decisions.

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) goal: Greening Government
 FSDS targetFootnote * 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 Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur
Align relevant government operations policies to incorporate greening and climate resilience. Support the reduction of environmental impact by reducing usage of paper. Explore the use of digital tools and systems in order to reduce our usage of paper. Reduce the environmental impact of our operations by moving towards record digitization.

Goal: Greening government

Target: Adaptation to climate change
Starting Point: FY 2020-21

Indicators:

Pilot the transition to a new legal case management system (Amicus).

Pilot implementation of GCDOCS.

Pilot implementation of e-signatures.
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Internal Services
Transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement. Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees. Ensure employees who make procurement decisions or execute transactions have the necessary training to support green procurement. Employees make procurement decisions or execute transactions that support green procurement.

Goal: Greening Government

Target: Procurement
Starting Point: FY 2015-16

Indicator: Percentage of employees involved in procurement and material management who have completed training on green procurement.

Starting Point: FY 2020-21

Indicators:

Percentage of employees involved in procurement have received training on green procurement.

Target:

80% by Fiscal Year 20-21
100% by Fiscal Year 21-22

Percentage of non-acquisitions support staff that have attended information/training sessions on green procurement requirements.

Target:

50% by Fiscal Year 20-21
75% by Fiscal Year 21-22
100% by Fiscal Year 22-23
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Internal Services
Integrate Green Procurement Approach objectives into performance management agreements of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management. Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable.

Goal: Greening Government

Target: Procurement
Starting Point: FY 2020-21

Indicators:

Percentage of Request for Goods and Services contract initiation document signed digitally (e-signature).

All key officials involved in the procurement process consider green procurement in their contracting requests.

Percentage of requests received that consider green procurement as a primary resourcing mechanism for applicable procurement requirements.
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Actions supporting the Goal: Greening Government
[This section is for actions that support the Greening Government Goal but do not directly support a FSDS target]
Departments will use environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions. Explore measures to increase awareness of environmental considerations in procurement activities. Explore measures to increase green procurement allows us to establish tools and processes that will encourage clients to incorporate environmental considerations into their purchasing decisions. Starting point:

Incorporate green procurement rating criteria in a procurement requirement.

Target:

1 by FY 2020-21
2 by FY 2021-22
3 by FY 2022-23
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Internal Services

3. Integrating sustainable development

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through its Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. A SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of the PPSC's assessments are made public when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA is announced on the PPSC's websiteEndnote iii. 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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