2017-2020 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

December 2018

Section 1: Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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 Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC) supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the activities in this Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS).

Although the MPCC is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a departmental sustainable development strategy, the MPCC adheres to the principles of the 2016–19 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

Section 2: Sustainable Development in the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

FSDS Goal: Low Carbon Government – The MPCC identified a wide range of measures to reduce energy consumption, improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations. These measures include: green procurement and sustainable travel practices. For example, the MPCC integrated environmental considerations into procurement processes such as procuring green items and providing training to credit cards holders on green procurement. In addition, the MPCC will also offer employee engagement initiatives and energy awareness training.

Section 3: Commitments for the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
Low-Carbon Government

FSDS Targets

FSDS Contributing Actions Corresponding Departmental Actions Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s) where available, and your choice of performance indicators for departmental actions Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur
Reduce GHG emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve this reduction by 2025 Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement
  • Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.
  • Ensure training is provided to acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
  • Procure goods and services from suppliers that offer green products and have implemented green supply chains.
  • Percentage of managers and credit card holders that have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent
  • Starting point: Not applicable.
  • Target: 100%.
Internal Services

Section 4. Integrating sustainable development

The MPCC will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through its 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 the MPCC’s assessments are made public when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA 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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