Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2020 to 2023

June 2020

Section 1: Introduction to the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2019 to 2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC) adheres to the principles of the FSDS, and while not bound formally by the Act, has developed this Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS).

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

The MPCC is committed to advancing greening government actions and supports the 2019 to 2022 FSDS Greening Government goal through training and awareness. The MPCC is also moving forward with plans to reduce paper use and establish electronic processes for delivering information in conjunction with its overall review of guidelines and processes. The MPCC has increased its use of videoconferencing and online meetings to reduce travel demands, and it will continue to seek ways to limit negative environmental effects of its activities.

FSDS Goal: Greening Government

The MPCC identified a 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 by procuring green items and providing training on green procurement to credit card holders. In addition, the MPCC will offer employee engagement initiatives and energy awareness training to increase employee knowledge and responsiveness to environmental concerns across our operations.

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

Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate resilient, and green operations

Responsible Minister: All ministers

This goal captures commitments from the Greening Government Strategy, as well as reporting requirements under the Policy on Green Procurement.

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Goal

Greening Government Communities

FSDS target(s)

FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s)
Performance indicator(s)
Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur

Actions supporting the Goal: Greening Government

[This section is for actions that support the Greening Government Goal but do not directly support a FSDS target]

Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees

Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.

Ensure training is provided to acquisition cardholders on green procurement by March 31st, 2020.

Providing training to decision makers and acquisition professionals will ensure the MPCC procures goods and services from suppliers that offer green products and have implemented green supply chains. Ensuring MPCC suppliers have sustainable processes supports MPCC’s commitment to greening all of our operations.

Starting Point: 8.3 %

Performance Indicator: Percentage of managers and credit card holders that have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent

Target: 100%


Internal Services

Section 4: Integrating sustainable development

The Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada 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 a policy, plan or program proposal includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on relevant FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada’s assessments are made public when an initiative has undergone a detailed SEA. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects of the approved policy, plan or program, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, have been considered during proposal development and decision-making.

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