Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Endnote i (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act Endnote ii . In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, Status of Women Canada supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, Status of Women Canada contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through Green Procurement implementation strategies for Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management.
FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results

Goal 7: waste and asset management

Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.

Target 7.2: green procurement

As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. SWC continued to use PWGSC procurement instruments and the delivery of training to key personnel
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2016–17. 0– 0%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2016–17. 0 – 0%

Implementation strategies: performance summary

Status of Women Canada continues to support environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

For information on Canada’s performance on key environmental sustainability issues, see Canadian Environmental Sustainable Indicators (CESI) website Endnote iii.

3. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, Status of Women Canada considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals Endnote iv , as part of its decision-making processes. As the department did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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