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National Environmental Management System - Target Framework

The target areas below are part of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government. Each target is organized under an area of interest and includes a performance measure, along with a detailed implementation plan.


 Areas of interest
 8.1 - 8.4  Green Buildings
 8.5  Greenhouse Gas Emissions
 8.6  Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment
 8.7  Printing Unit Reduction
 8.8  Paper Consumption
 8.9  Green Meetings
 8.10  Green Procurement
 8.11  Green Procurement: Training, Performance
 Evaluations and Management Process

8.1 - Green Buildings

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.1 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. Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
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, as per departmental strategic framework.
Existence of strategic framework.
 8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1000m² will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool. Number of buildings over 1000m², as per departmental strategic framework.
Percentage of buildings over 1000m² that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework.
Existence of strategic framework.
 8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000m², where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool. Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m² in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000m² that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
Existence of strategic framework.
 8.4 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. Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
Existence of strategic framework.
Green Building Implementation Plan

8.5 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.

Departmental greenhouse gas emissions reduction target: 21%
Percentage of absolute reduction in emissions by fiscal year 2020-21, relative to fiscal year 2005-06.
Departmental greenhouse gas emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.
Percent change in departmental greenhouse gas emissions from fiscal year 2005-06 to the end of the given fiscal year.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Implementation Plan

8.6 - Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.6 By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Existence of implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally-generated electronic and electrical equipment.
Total number of departmental locations with electronic and electrical equipment implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.
Electronic and Electrical Equipment Implementation Plan

8.7 - Printing Unit Reduction

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow. 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.
Printing Unit Reduction Implementation Plan

8.8 - Paper Consumption

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.8 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 applicable scope. Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope.
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected.
Paper Consumption Implementation Plan

8.9 - Green Meetings

Target Number Target Performance Measure
 8.9 By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings. Presence of a green meeting guide.
Green Meeting Implementation Plan

8.10 - Green Procurement

Target Number Target Performance Measure
8.10.1 By March 31, 2014, 80% of all vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs, a fuel efficient vehicle in its class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide, and/or an alternative fuel vehicle. Number of vehicle purchases that meet the target relative to the total number of all vehicle purchases in the given year.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
8.10.2 As of April 1, 2012, all office computers will have a minimum average of a 4 year life in the Department. Average life of office computers in the Department.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
8.10.3 By March 31, 2014, 100% of copy paper purchases contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have forest management certification or EcoLogo or equivalent certification. Volume of paper purchases meeting the target relative to total volume of all paper purchases in the given year.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
Green Procurement Implementation Plan

8.11 - Green Procurement: Training, Performance Evaluations and Management Process

Target Number Target Performance Measure
8.11.1 By March 31, 2014, 90% of designated contracting specialists and 60% of new acquisition cardholders will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service, or any other federal government department. Number of designated contracting specialists who have completed training relative to the total number of material managers and procurement personnel.
Number of new acquisition cardholders who have completed training relative to the total number of acquisition cardholders.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
8.11.2 By March 31, 2012, identified designated contracting specialists and their managers and functional heads will have environmental consideration clauses incorporated into their performance evaluations. Number of performance evaluations of identified positions that have environmental consideration clauses relative to the total of identified positions.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
8.11.3 By March 31, 2013, departmental fleet management policies, guidelines and/or standards that include mandatory green fleet practices and purchasing will be reviewed and evaluated. Number of reviews and evaluations conducted to verify that the fleet management standards are met.
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.
Green Procurement Implementation Plan: Training, Performance Evaluations and Management Process