Supplementary Information Tables: 2016–17 Departmental Results Report

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

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

The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act . In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Canadian Transportation Agency supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the Canadian Transportation Agency’s actions in support of Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government. The report for 2016–17 presents a high-level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013–16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the Agency website .

3. Departmental performance highlights

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, the Canadian Transportation Agency contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through three 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

Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.

Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

The Canadian Transportation Agency's Contracting Policy and Procedures Guide contains a provision stating that, where possible, all procurement must promote environmental sustainability by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision process. The Directive on Acquisition Cards has also been updated to include this provision.

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(1 position remained partially vacant in 2016-17)



The Agency will use only recycled paper. Type of paper used by the Agency [100% recycled paper] 100% recycled paper
The Agency will reduce the amount of paper it uses. Reduction in the amount of paper used by the Agency [5% reduction] 10% reduction in 2016-2017 compared to 2015-2016 levels

Implementation strategies: performance summary

No changes since last year.

4. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, the Canadian Transportation Agency 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. As the Canadian Transportation Agency did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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