Veterans Review and Appeal Board

Green Procurement Reporting for Departments and Agencies Not Bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act

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 Veterans Review and Appeal Board supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

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

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 Targeted Performance Level
The Board’s approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement will be in place as of April 1, 2016. Completed April 1, 2016
Percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. Procurement services are provided to the Board under a Memorandum of Understanding with Veterans Affairs Canada
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. Procurement services are provided to the Board under a Memorandum of Understanding with Veterans Affairs Canada
Departmental Green Procurement Target
By March 31, 2017, 30% of accomodation stays will take place in establishments that have a high environmental rating based on an industry recognized tool.
Performance indicator Performance Target
Dollar value or number of accommodation stays that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or number of all accommodation stays in the given year. 30%
Departmental Green Procurement target
By March 31, 2017, 90% of purchases of imaging hardware will include criteria to reduce the environmental impact associated with the production, acquisition, use and/or disposal of the equipment.
Performance indicator Performance Target
Dollar value or volume of imaging hardware purchased that meet the target objective relative to the total dollar value or volume of all imaging hardware purchased in the year. 90%
Departmental Green Procurement Target
By March 31, 2017, 90% of toner cartridges are recycled at end of life.
Performance indicator Performance Target
Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of toner cartridges purchased in the given year. 90%
Strategic Environmental Assessment
The Veterans Review and Appeal Board will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. An 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 Veterans Review and Appeal Board’s detailed assessment will be made public when an initiative 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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