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Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013–16, tabled on November 4, 2013, guides the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA). In keeping with the objectives of the FSDA, to make environmental decision–making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities found in this departmental strategy.

Accordingly, this Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) presents the results for commitments for Theme I – Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality, Theme II – Maintaining Water Quality and Availability, Theme III – Protecting Nature and Canadians, within the context of the 2013–2016 FSDS. This DSDS also provides the results for Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government based on the 2010–2013 FSDS.

Themes IIII: Department–led Targets

FSDS Goal FSDS Performance
Indicator
FSDS Target FSDS Performance
Status
Goal 3: Water Quality and Water Quantity — Protect and enhance water so that it is clean, safe and secure for all Canadians and supports healthy ecosystems. Risk rating for First Nations water and wastewater systems management. 3.1 Target: Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations water systems with low risk ratings from 27% to 50% by 2015. Increase the percent of on-reserve First Nations wastewater systems with low risk ratings from 35% to 70% by 2015. 44% of First Nations drinking water systems have low risk ratings.

52% of First Nations wastewater systems have low risk ratings.

Implementation Strategies

3.1.1 Increase on-reserve First Nations capacity to operate and maintain water and wastewater systems by improving access to and support for operator certification and training, in order to augment the number of certified operators. (AANDC)

3.1.2 Prioritize investment support to on-reserve First Nations to target highest-risk water and wastewater systems. (AANDC)

3.1.3 Provide on-reserve First Nations with funding and advice regarding, design, construction, operation and maintenance of their water and wastewater treatment facilities. (AANDC)

3.1.6 Develop, and update as required technical guidance protocols, such as the Protocol for Centralised Drinking Water in First Nations Communities and the Protocol for Centralised Wastewater Treatment and Disposal in First Nations Communities, and the Protocol for Decentralised Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities. (AANDC)

3.1.7 Develop appropriate regulatory framework and legislation for safe drinking water and wastewater treatment in First Nations communities on reserves. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-Program 3.3.1: Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 3.3.1 in Section II of the 2013-2014 DPR.
First Nations communities have a base of safe water and wastewater that meets established standards Percentage of First Nations drinking water systems that have low risk ratings 42% by March 31, 2014

50% by March 31, 2015

44%
Percentage of First Nations wastewater systems that have low risk ratings 60% by March 31, 2014

70% by March 31, 2015

52%
Percentage of First Nations drinking water systems with treated water that meets prescribed standards in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality 70% by March 31, 2014

85% by March 31, 2015

74%
Percentage of First Nations wastewater systems producing treated water that meet the requirements specified in the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations 80% of systems meet current standards by March 31, 2014

100% of systems meet current standards by March 31, 2016

63%

Themes IIII: Implementation Strategies

FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts. 1.1 Target: Climate Change Mitigation — Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada's total GHG emissions 17% by 2020. (led by Environment Canada) 1.1.47: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities, organizations and governments on the development of sustainable energy.

PAA Sub-program 3.3.5: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Greenhouse gas emissions in Aboriginal and northern communities are reduced Projected Reductions in GHG Emissions resulting from all projects funded by the ecoEnergy for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program (2011–2016) Projected 1.5 Mt (by March 31, 2016) Projects funded from 2011–2012 to 2013–2014 are projected to result in a 3.3 megatonnes reduction of GHG emissions over the course of their lifespan.

2013–2014 Clean Air Agenda

Planned Spending: $3,926,420
Actual Spending: $3,753,444

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 3.3.5 in Section II of the 2013-2014 DPR.

 
FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts. 1.2 Target: Climate Change Adaptation — Facilitate reduced vulnerability of individuals, communities, regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change through the development and provision of information and tools. (led by Environment Canada) 1.2.1: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities, organizations and governments on climate change issues by supporting them in managing vulnerabilities and opportunities created by a changing climate. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-program 4.1.3: Climate Change Adaptation

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Aboriginal and northern communities implement adaptation measures and decisions to protect community health and safety Number of communities implementing adaptation plans and measures 10 Communities over 4 years (by March 31, 2016) Measurement of single-year, completed projects will begin in 2014–2015.

Measurement of multi-year projects will begin in 2015–2016.

2013–2014 Clean Air Agenda

Planned Spending: $4,599,420
Actual Spending: $4,650,017

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 4.1.3 in Section II of the 2013-2014 DPR.

 
FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 1: Climate Change — In order to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emission levels and adapt to unavoidable impacts. 1.2 Target: Climate Change Adaptation — Facilitate reduced vulnerability of individuals, communities, regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change through the development and provision of information and tools. (led by Environment Canada) 1.2.5: Work with Aboriginal and northern communities to develop and deploy standards that support more resilient infrastructure and reduce impacts from climate change at the community level. (AANDC, SCC)

PAA Sub-program 4.1.3: Climate Change Adaptation

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Community health and safety in the North is strengthened Number of new and revised codes and standards and guidelines for infrastructure in the North being adopted 2 out of 4 codes completed (by March 31, 2015) One standard completed public review and a second standard was issued for public review in 2013–2014.

All four standards are expected to be completed in 2014–2015.

2013–2014 Clean Air Agenda

Planned Spending: $187,000
Actual Spending: $170,978

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 4.1.3 in Section II of the 2013-2014 DPR.

 
FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come. 4.7. Target: Environmental Disasters, Incidents and Emergencies — Environmental disasters, incidents and emergencies are prevented or their impacts mitigated. (led by Public Safety and Environment Canada) 4.7.4: In accordance with mandated responsibilities, provide environmental and/or other information to reduce the risk of, and advice in response to, the occurrence of events such as polluting incidents, wildlife disease events or severe weather and other significant hydro-meteorological events as applicable. (AAFC, AANDC, DFO, EC, HC, IC, NRCan, PC, PS, PWGSC, TC)

PAA Sub-program 3.2.4.3: Emergency Management Assistance

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
First Nations are prepared and equipped to manage emergencies on reserve Percentage of First Nation communities with an Emergency Management Plan Maintain 95% by March 31, 2014 85%

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-sub-program 3.2.4.3 in Section II of the 2013–2014 DPR.

 
FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come. 4.8. Target: Chemicals Management — Reduce risks to Canadians and impacts on the environment and human health posed by releases of harmful substances. (led by Environment Canada and Health Canada) 4.8.1: Implement the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan and complete remediation and risk management activities at known high priority federal contaminated sites. (AAFC, AANDC, CSC, DFO, DND, EC, NRC, PC, PWGSC, RCMP, TC)

PAA Sub-sub-program 3.2.4.1: Contaminated Sites (On Reserve)

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
* Class 1 indicates a high concern or threat to human health and the environment. Steps 7, 8 and 9 refer to activities related to the development of a remediation and/or risk management plan, remediation risk management and confirmatory sampling.
Highest ranked human health and ecological risks on reserved reduced (according to the priority ranking system) Number of Class 1 sites in Integrated Environmental Management System where risk reduction is occurring (Step 7, 8 and 9)* 15 by March 31, 2014 95
Improved characterization of contaminated sites on reserve Number of sites assessed 10 by March 31, 2014 67
Reduction of the known federal financial liability in confirmed contaminated sites Dollar Reduction in total contaminated sites liability for known sites in remediation/risk management $8.0 million by March 31, 2014 $24.7 million

PAA Sub-program 4.3.3: Contaminated Sites (Northern)

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Contaminated sites are managed to ensure the protection of human health and the safety of the environment while bringing economic benefit to the North Number of sites in Step 8 (implementation) through Step 10 (monitoring) of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan 10-step process 40 (by March 31, 2014) 44
Level (%) of Northerners and Aboriginal peoples employed within Contaminated Sites projects 60% (by March 31, 2014) 56%

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-sub-program 3.2.4.1 and sub-program 4.3.3 in Section II of the 2013-2014 DPR.

 
FSDS Goal FSDS Target Departmental Implementation Strategy
Goal 4: Conserving and Restoring Ecosystems, Wildlife and Habitat, and Protecting Canadians — Resilient ecosystems with healthy wildlife populations so Canadians can enjoy benefits from natural spaces, resources and ecological services for generations to come. 4.7. Target: Environmental Disasters, Incidents and Emergencies — Environmental disasters, incidents and emergencies are prevented or their impacts mitigated. (led by Public Safety and Environment Canada) 4.8.7: The Northern Contaminants Program will continue monitoring contaminant levels in wildlife and people in the Canadian North. (AANDC)

PAA Sub-program 4.2.1: Northern Contaminants

Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Contaminant related risk to ecosystem and human health is reduced Percentage decrease in concentrations of previously identified contaminants in northern wildlife 5% decrease in concentration over 1990 levels by 2014 Concentrations of legacy persistent organic pollutants have decreased by about 80% in arctic biota.

No consistent trend in mercury concentrations in wildlife populations across the Arctic.

Percentage decrease in concentrations of previously identified contaminants among northern populations 5% decrease in concentration over 1990 levels by 2014 Concentrations of legacy persistent organic pollutants have decreased in adult Inuit by 50–70% since the early 1990s.

Mercury concentrations have decreased in adult Inuit by 25–50% since the early 1990s.

For additional details on performance and lessons learned see sub-program 4.2.1 in Section II of the 2013–2014 DPR.

Theme IV: Implementation Strategies

Green Building Targets

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build–to–lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.Footnote 1 (Target 8.1 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of completed new construction, build–to–lease, and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 Crown-owned building project
Number of completed new construction, build–to–lease, and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 project
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes: completed March 2013
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: LEED Canada New Construction (NC) Silver, 3 Green Globes for Design, or equivalent.
  2. Applicable building types: Newly constructed operational buildings (including those owned by AANDC, lease-to-own projects, and build-to-lease projects), and major renovations in operational office and non-office buildings.
  3. Industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) used: LEED Canada-NC, Green Globes for Design, or equivalent.
  4. The scope of this target in the AANDC Strategic Framework for Green Buildings is narrow since the Department manages a very limited number of new construction and build-to-lease projects for buildings owned by the Department. Only one construction project for an operational facility extending beyond the 2012–2013 FY was identified as potentially subject to the departmental strategic framework during the framework's development.
  5. This target does not apply to construction projects on First Nation lands funded by AANDC.
  6. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed. No new construction, build-to-lease, and major renovation projects were planned for completion during the 2013–2014 FY as per AANDC's departmental strategic framework.

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1,000 m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.Footnote 2 (Target 8.2 from 2010–13 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of buildings over 1,000 , according to the departmental strategic framework. 2 buildings
(Note: AANDC has adopted a reduced threshold of 500 or more for this target.)
Percentage of buildings over 1,000 in the given fiscal year that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, according to the departmental strategic framework. N/A
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes: completed March 2013
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Applicable building types: Existing buildings owned by AANDC for operational purposes with a total floor area over 500 .
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 500 .
  3. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) used: BOMA BESt, Green Globes, or equivalent assessment programs.
  4. AANDC is applying this target to existing operational buildings with a floor area over 500  because it does not own any such buildings with a floor area over 1,000 .
  5. The only two operational structures owned by AANDC with a floor area over 500  were transferred to the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) on April 1, 2014 as part of the NWT Devolution process. The environmental performance of these buildings was not assessed during the 2013–2014 FY.
  6. AANDC defines operational buildings as buildings that are owned by the Department and occupied by departmental employees.
  7. Non-operational buildings owned by AANDC for potential future transfer to First Nations with a total floor area equal to or greater than 1,000  will be assessed on an optional/voluntary basis.
  8. The number of buildings over 500  was misreported as "3" in AANDC's RPP for the 2013–2014 FY. This figure has been revised to "2" since one of the buildings in question was actually leased to AANDC by PWGSC.
  9. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1,000 , where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.Footnote 3 (Target 8.3 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1,000 in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 project
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1,000 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 project
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes: completed March 2013
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Applicable building types: Office space leased directly to AANDC.
  2. The appropriate threshold: 500 in rentable area and in which AANDC is the major lessee (occupies > 50% of the total rentable area in the building).
  3. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) used: BOMA BESt.
  4. This target does not include buildings leased to PWGSC and provided to AANDC by means of occupancy instruments since such buildings are covered by PWGSC's implementation of this target.
  5. AANDC has adopted a lower size threshold for this target due to the limited number of accommodations leased directly to the Department.
  6. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed. No new lease or lease renewal projects over 500 were subject to the departmental strategic framework during the 2013–2014 FY.

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.Footnote 4 (Target 8.4 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 project
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, according to the departmental strategic framework. 0 project
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes: completed March 2013
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: LEED Commercial Interiors (CI) Silver or 3 Green Globes for Fit-Up, or equivalent.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 500 total project area.
  3. Applicable building types: All operational buildings (owned and leased).
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed. No fit-up and refit projects over 500 were subject to the departmental strategic framework during the 2013–2014 FY.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020. (Target 8.5 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Exceeded
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by FY 2020–2021, relative to FY 2005–2006. 17% by March 31, 2021
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005–2006, in kilotons of CO2 equivalent. 0.646
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotons of CO2 equivalent. 0.370
Change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year, expressed as a percentage. -42.72%
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions. Yes: completed February 2012
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Targeted emission sources include Department-owned vehicles. This target does not apply to buildings owned by AANDC.
  2. For the purposes of this target, AANDC is treating fuel purchased on "non-specific" fleet credit cards and consumed by vehicle types such as all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, material handling equipment, marine vessels, heavy trucks, special purpose trucks, and heavy mobile equipment as having been used by normal "on-road" (passenger/light-duty) vehicles.
  3. The AANDC Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy includes: roles and responsibilities, regional GHG reduction targets, potential methods to decrease emissions (i.e. vehicle right-sizing, driver training, up-fitting, etc.) and performance management strategies.
  4. Departmental GHG emissions in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent stated above have been rounded to three decimal places.
  5. There have been no updates to the departmental GHG target since it was established in RPP 2011–2012. Only the baseline amount from 2005–2006 was recalculated during 2011–2012 due to the discovery of errors in previous calculations, which also required adjustments to annual/planned reduction targets.
  6. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: As per the mandatory implementation strategies for target 8.5 in the FSDS, AANDC has:
    1. reduced GHG emissions from the Department's on-road vehicles by 42% (exceeding the national target of 17%);
    2. reported (and adjusted as required) baseline GHG emissions;
    3. established a departmental target for reducing GHG emissions from on-road vehicles;
    4. developed and implemented a strategy to achieve the departmental GHG reduction target; and
    5. demonstrated that departmental GHG emissions covered by this target are on a clear downward trend.

Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner. (Target 8.6 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Existence of an implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally generated EEE. Yes: completed December 2012
Total number of departmental locations with an EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year. 100%
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. AANDC has defined EEE locations as locations where EEE is stored and/or processed. Multiple offices where EEE is stored or processed in the same building are counted as one EEE location. As of March 31, 2014, AANDC had 29 EEE locations nationally.
  2. The AANDC Implementation Plan for Departmental Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) includes roles and responsibilities for Asset Custodians and Responsibility Centre Managers (RCMs), Headquarters Asset Management, Regional Asset Management, Accommodations, and the Department's Information Management Branch.
  3. The AANDC Implementation Plan for Departmental Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment (EEE) includes all of the required elements, as per the mandatory implementation strategies listed in the GGO targets table.
  4. AANDC's EEE location in the NCR manages EEE for approximately 50% of all AANDC employees.
  5. AANDC's Asset Information Management System tracks almost all EEE directed to disposal mechanisms by the Department.
  6. AANDC disposes of EEE through the Computers for Schools program, gratuitous donations, Crown Assets Distribution, provincial recycling programs, and the Standing Offer for EEE disposal as required.
  7. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has achieved 100% of locations with an EEE implementation plan fully implemented.

Printing Unit Reduction Target

By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply the target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow. (Target 8.7 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Attention Required
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010–2011, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. (Optional) 2:1 (estimated)
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. 2.25:1 (estimated)
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. The Department's overall ratio of office employees to printing devices during the 2010–2011 FY was approximately 2:1. This estimated ratio is based on a broad definition of printing devices (including all local/desktop printers, networked printers, multifunctional devices, photocopiers, fax machines, and scanners).
  2. Methods for determining the approximate ratios of departmental employees to printing units stated above: regional consultation, information contained in the Department's asset information management system, reports from the Department's electronic telephone directory, and the TBS Population Affiliation Report.
  3. AANDC completed an assessment of printing for approximately 40% of the Department's population in 2014–2015, and concluded a bulk purchase of new multifunction devices required to replace existing stand-alone devices and achieve the target ratio of office employees to printing devices.
  4. AANDC anticipates that it will achieve the 8:1 target ratio of office employees to printing devices during the 2014–2015 FY. The target ratio has already been achieved in several of the Department's regional offices.
  5. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: An 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units was not achieved during the 2012–2013 FY as required by the target.

Paper Consumption Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005–2006 and 2011–2012, and an applicable scope. (Target 8.8 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Exceeded
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the selected baseline year, according to the departmental scope. 8,622 sheets per office employee during 2010–2011
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption per office employee in the given fiscal year, expressed as a percentage, relative to the selected baseline year. 54%
3,991 sheets per office employee during 2013–2014
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. This target applies to all AANDC employees and departmental operations.
  2. AANDC has selected the 2010–2011 FY as its baseline year for this target.
  3. Method used for determining paper consumption: PWGSC Report on Fiscal Year Standing Offer Paper Purchases – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada – 2013–2014.
  4. Method for determining number of departmental employees: TBS Population Affiliation Report (with data from June 2014).
  5. Number of office employees subject to the target: 4,759. This includes all active employees and does not refer to full-time equivalents (FTEs). Consultants are not included.
  6. Reporting requirements: Director of Materiel and Assets Management collects PWGSC standing offer information annually.
  7. Roles and responsibilities: AANDC's Chief Financial Officer Sector is the target lead.
  8. Plans for engagement: Procurement personnel and acquisition cardholders are required to only purchase paper off of PWGSC standing offers. AANDC also provides regular communications regarding paper consumption and greening operations in the Department's "AANDC Express" e-newsletter.
  9. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has exceeded the target.

Green Meetings Target

By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings. (Target 8.9 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Presence of a green meetings guide. Yes: adopted August 2012
Strategies and/or Comments
  1. Scope of the green meeting guide: All types of meetings. The guide includes a basic checklist for all meetings, and additional checklists for larger events.
  2. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has adopted a green meeting guide.
  3. AANDC adopted a guide for greening meetings by adapting the guide developed by Environment Canada, and incorporating best practices established in similar guides prepared by other government departments.
  4. Roles and responsibilities: DG of Corporate Accounting and Materiel Management is target lead. The Chief Financial Officer and Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Regional Operations are co-champions for greening departmental operations.

Green Procurement Target

As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least three SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts. (Target 8.10 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

1. By March 31, 2014, 100% of copy paper purchases contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have forest management certification or EcoLogoM or equivalent certification.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Volume of paper purchases meeting the target relative to total volume of all paper purchases in the given fiscal year. < 90% (during 2010–2011)
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity.
  2. Measurable: Information available through Public Works and Government Services Canada Standing Offers and AANDC's financial information system.
  3. Achievable: Target is already partially implemented since most paper purchased by the Department has some recycled content. Since establishing this target, paper with no recycled content has been removed from the National Master Standing Offer for paper.
  4. Relevant: Paper is a highly visible commodity to employees and provides a constant reminder of the federal Government's commitment to greening operations. The target also complements departmental efforts on FSDS targets 8.7 and 8.8 for reducing printing devices and paper consumption.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. AANDC established this target during the 2011–2012 FY for implementation during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 FYs.
  2. Exclusions include paper used by departmental operations which print maps and paper supplies used with laboratory equipment. Target is restricted to paper used in office machines such as photocopiers and printers.
  3. Isolated locations where local suppliers are unable to provide paper made with 30% or more recycled content will be exempted from the target.
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has achieved the target. This target was developed at a time when paper with no recycled content was available through the National Master Standing Offer, but such paper was not available for purchase by departments during the 2013–2014 FY. Consequently, AANDC is replacing this target with a new green procurement target during the 2014–2015 FY.
2. By March 31, 2014, the average fuel efficiency (in litres per 100 km) of all new light-duty vehicles purchased in the fiscal year by AANDC will be 15% improved over the average light-duty vehicle fleet fuel efficiency (in litres per 100 km) in the 2010–2011 fiscal year.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Exceeded
Average light-duty vehicle fleet fuel consumption relative to kilometres travelled in 2010–2011. 13.2 litres per 100 km
Average fuel consumption of new light-duty vehicles purchased in the given fiscal year. 9.65 litres per 100 km
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific type of commodity.
  2. Measurable: Information available in the PWGSC Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and completed AANDC Vehicle Purchase Information and Justification Forms.
  3. Achievable: All departmental vehicle purchases require approval from Headquarters Asset Management, and AANDC is confident that new vehicles purchased to replace existing vehicles will be comparatively efficient. Resources have been identified for target implementation.
  4. Relevant: Vehicle purchases represent a significant dollar proportion of the Department's overall purchases of goods. The target also complements departmental efforts on FSDS target 8.5 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from departmental light-duty vehicles.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. Scope: All light-duty vehicles available through the PWGSC Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide (GMVOG).
  2. Baseline is provided by the Automotive Resources International (ARI) Financial Services Inc. Partnership Review report for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for the period of April 2010 to March 2011.
  3. Performance indicator: Average fuel efficiency of all new vehicles acquired per year, based on average of manufacturer/GMVOG-stated (not actual) fuel consumption values. Each new vehicle's average fuel efficiency is to be calculated based on the assumption of equal use on city and highway roads (50%/50%).
  4. Expected environmental benefits: Reduced fuel consumption and fuel purchases.
  5. AANDC established this target during the 2011–2012 FY for implementation during the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 FYs.
  6. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has exceeded the target. The average fuel consumption of vehicles purchased during the 2013–2014 FY is 27% lower than the baseline level for 2011–2012. Since this target has been exceeded and greenhouse gas emissions from departmental vehicles are on a clear downward trend, AANDC is replacing this target with a new green procurement target during the 2014–2015 FY.
3. By March 31, 2014, 50% of contracts for professional services will be consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement.
Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Attention Required
Volume of professional services contracts awarded that meet target criteria relative to total volume of contracts for professional services during the 2012–2013 fiscal year. 31.25%
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 22.78%
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Target applies to all contracts for professional services, including low-dollar value (LDV) contracts, sole-source contracts, advanced contract award notice (ACAN) procurements, departmental standing offers for services, PWGSC contracts, and call-ups against PWGSC Standing Offer Arrangements (SOAs) and Supply Arrangements (SAs).
  2. Measurable: Inclusion of green procurement criteria in service contracts is tracked in the mandatory AANDC Procurement and Contracting Checklist. Green procurement is also tracked by the Department's financial information system.
  3. Achievable: AANDC is confident that it can include environmental considerations in procurement processes.
  4. Relevant: Services constitute the majority of AANDC's procurement expenditures.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. Expected environmental benefits: Decreased resource consumption due to departmental procurement operations and acquired services, and demonstration of the Department's commitment to greening operations to suppliers, clients and employees.
  2. AANDC uses a mandatory procurement checklist which requires consideration of green procurement and environmental performance, and AANDC procurement tools for professional services encourage bidders to minimize the printing of documents.
  3. For the purposes of this target, AANDC considers contracts for professional services which utilize PWGSC procurement tools as being consistent with environmental criteria identified in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement. Of AANDC's 3,235 contracts for professional services during the 2013–2014 FY, 737 (or 22.78%) utilized PWGSC procurement tools.
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has not achieved the target. However, AANDC's procurement tools were updated at the start of the 2014–2015 FY to include additional best practices described in the Guideline for Greening Services Procurement and will enable the Department to ensure that all contracts for professional services meet this target during the 2014–2015 FY.

As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision making. (Target 8.11 from 2010–2013 FSDS)

Training for select employees

As of March 31, 2011, 75% of procurement and materiel management staff will be trained in Green Procurement.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Attention Required
Number of procurement and materiel management staff having completed the Canada School of Public Service course C215 relative to the total number of procurement and materiel management staff in the Department in the baseline year selected (2010–2011). 14% (in 2010–2011)
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 66%
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Defined achievement level of 75% and type of employee.
  2. Measurable: Information available from the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) and in-house HR tracking systems.
  3. Achievable: CSPS Course C215 can be completed in half a day.
  4. Relevant: Targets all relevant employees.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. Methodology: Employee positions encompassing procurement-related duties are defined as full-time indeterminate procurement functional specialists, materiel management functional specialists, and the immediate supervisors/managers of procurement and materiel management functional specialists. Temporary help and term employees are not included.
  2. Acquisition cardholders are not included scope of this target due to data limitations; however acquisition cardholders are still required to complete green procurement training.
  3. In-house training used: None – CSPS Course C215 only.
  4. Reporting requirements: AANDC maintains records of training courses completed by its employees.
  5. Plans for engagement: To be addressed through the employee performance management process, and discussed by AANDC's Materiel Management (or "MATMAN") working group.
  6. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has not achieved the target.
Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

By March 31, 2014 100% of performance evaluations for Managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management will incorporate environmental considerations.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Achieved
Number of performance evaluations that incorporated environmental considerations relative to total number of performance evaluations of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management. 33% (in 2010–2011)
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100%
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Defined achievement level of 100% and types of employees.
  2. Measurable: Information available from in-house HR tracking systems.
  3. Achievable: Target only applies to employees with responsibility for green procurement implementation and performance.
  4. Relevant: Targets all relevant employees.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. AANDC revised the wording and methodology of this target for the 2012–2013 FY for improved clarity. The original version of the target in AANDC's past RPPs and DPRs expressed individuals responsible for green procurement implementation ("15%") as a percentage of all managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management in the Department, including regional offices. Refining the methodology to focus on individuals responsible for green procurement implementation required amending the target percentage (to 100%) and the baseline measurement for the 2010–2011 FY. AANDC's original intentions for this target are unchanged by the revised ratio reported above.
  2. Methodology: The DG, Director, and Section Head responsible for green procurement implementation (3 positions in total). Green procurement implementation activities include the development and dissemination of supporting procedures to stakeholders.
  3. Plans for engagement: Inclusion in future Employee Performance Agreements, and further engagement with managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management responsible for the implementation and oversight of green procurement.
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC has achieved the target.
Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2014, AANDC will ensure that all departmental management processes and controls relating to procurement support green procurement, as appropriate.

Performance Measure Performance Status
Target status Attention Required
Number of departmental procurement processes and controls which support green procurement relative to the number of departmental procurement processes and controls which remain to be updated to include support for green procurement. Not available
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. Not available
Strategies and/or Comments

Why This Self-Selected Target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Target applies to all departmental management processes and controls which relate to procurement.
  2. Measurable: AANDC will develop an inventory of all current departmental management processes and controls which relate to procurement.
  3. Achievable: AANDC recently completed a review of all departmental procurement policies, and has resources dedicated to procurement policy and the implementation of this target.
  4. Relevant: AANDC management processes and controls which relate procurement do not all support green procurement at present.
  5. Time-Bound: Date established for target implementation and completion.

Other Reporting Considerations:

  1. Methodology: Analysis of departmental management processes and controls relating to procurement to identify those that should be updated to include environmental considerations.
  2. The development of AANDC's inventory of departmental management processes and controls which support green procurement and those which remain to be updated to include support for green procurement has been delayed to the 2014–2015 FY. Despite this delay, all departmental contracting templates have been updated to reflect guidance included in the PWGSC Guideline for Greening Services Procurement.
  3. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: AANDC made little progress towards achieving the target during the 2013–2014 FY.

Sustainable Development Management System

AANDC's vision is a future in which First Nations, Inuit, Métis and northern communities are healthy, safe, self-sufficient and prosperous—a Canada where people make their own decisions, manage their own affairs and make strong contributions to the country as a whole.

Sustainable Development is an integral part of the Department's mandate and AANDC continues to take sustainable development and environmental risks into consideration in the development of policies, programs, plans and reports. The commitments made in this strategy are aligned with the Department's Program Alignment Architecture and the Performance Measurement Framework.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During 2013–2014 reporting cycle, AANDC 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. Through the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process, departmental proposals were found to have no effects on the 2013–2016 FSDS goals and targets.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

High environmental performance is demonstrated by achieving LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

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Footnote 2

Industry-recognized assessment tools are BOMA BESt, Green Globes, or equivalent.

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Footnote 3

Industry-recognized assessment tools are BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

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Footnote 4

High environmental performance is demonstrated by achieving LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

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