Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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 Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision‑making process through the activities in this supplementary information table.

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

Performance Measurement

Expected result: Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place. Yes. Implemented March 31, 2015
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 2017-18. 3
100 %
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. 1
100%
Departmental green procurement target: Public Services and Procurement Canada green consolidated procurement instruments are used, where available.
Performance indicator Performance target
Encourage and leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Yes
Departmental green procurement target: The department will follow the Federal E-waste Strategy for electronic and electrical equipment.
Performance indicator Performance target
The department has a process in place to follow the Federal E-waste Strategy Yes

Strategic environmental assessments

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) goals and targets. The results of these SEAs are made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that when there are environmental effects, including impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program that they have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making. The TSB's mandate is to advance transportation safety through the conduct of independent investigations into selected occurrences in the air, marine, rail and pipeline transportation modes. Given its mandate, the TSB does not have plans, programs or policies subject to strategic environmental assessments.