Greening Transportation Safety Board of Canada operations

Strategies / comments

  1. Approach: For the 2011–12 fiscal year, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's (TSB) approach to implementing the Policy on Green Procurement was to:
    1. promote the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments; and
    2. encourage the delivery of green procurement training to procurement, material management and accommodations personnel.
  2. Management processes and controls: In 2011–12, the TSB continued to make enhancements to its departmental policies, processes and control mechanisms in support of green and environmental considerations. Highlights included:
    • the creation of a new procurement tracking system to better monitor the usage of PWGSC’s green consolidated procurement instruments. As such, in the 2012–13 Departmental Performance Report (DPR), the TSB will have the capacity to report on whether the targets set out in the 2012–13 Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) were met;
    • the centralization of procurement initiation to ensure (PWGSC) procurement instruments are used, when and where applicable;
    • the delivery of green procurement notices, bulletins and training for the procurement team.
  3. Setting targets: The TSB was not required to complete the 'Greening Government Operations' Supplementary Information Table in the 2011–12 RPP. As such, no specific targets were set.
  4. Meeting targets: In 2011–12, the TSB met its objective of completing the purchase and implementation of a department-wide video-conferencing system, thereby linking the TSB’s Head Office, Regional Offices and Engineering Laboratory, with the aim of reducing departmental travel.
  5. Training: The department required that all existing procurement, materiel management and accommodation personnel (5 positions in total) take the Canada School of Public Service online course C215.
  6. Performance evaluations: The 2011–12 performance reviews of functional specialists included a discussion on the achievement of green procurement objectives. For 2012–13, the performance management agreements of procurement personnel include an objective to take environmental considerations into account for procurement activities.

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