Context: Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS):

  • sets out the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities
  • establishes goals and targets
  • identifies actions to achieve them, 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 Nuclear Safety Commission supports reporting on the implementation of the FSDS and its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, or equivalent document, through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

The following tables provide performance information on departmental actions in support of the FSDS goal.

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025 Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Target: Maintain at least 30% hybrid vehicles in the fleet. Where a vehicle needs to be replaced, a hybrid vehicle will be considered first, provided that it meets operational needs. Not applicable Baseline: 36% of vehicles in the fleet currently are hybrid.

Indicator: % of vehicles in the fleet that are hybrid vehicles.

36% of vehicles in the current fleet are hybrid. Where a vehicle needs to be replaced, a hybrid vehicle is considered first, provided that it meets operational needs.
Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Support clean technologies and green products and services by taking environmental considerations into account in our purchasing decisions.

Target: 100% of specialists in procurement and material management have completed training in Green Procurement.

Not applicable Baseline: 100% have completed the training.

Indicator: % of specialists in procurement and material management who have completed training in Green Procurement.

100% of specialists in procurement and material management have completed training in Green Procurement.
Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement 80% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement. Not applicable Baseline: 67% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year.

Indicator: % of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluations include support and contribution towards green procurement.

67% of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in 2018–19. The target was not achieved due to staffing key positions in this area.
Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Training will be provided to 100% of acquisition card holders to familiarize them with the principles of green procurement. All new acquisition card recipients will complete in-house training on greening principles through the acquisition card training within one year of receiving their cards. Not applicable Baseline: 100% of acquisition cardholders have received acquisition card training, which includes principles of green procurement, within one year of receiving their cards.

Indicator: % of acquisition card holders who have received training on the principles of green procurement.

100% of acquisition cardholders have received acquisition card training, which includes principles of green procurement, within one year of receiving their cards.

Report on integrating sustainable development

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the department’s actions in support of achieving a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Last year’s supplementary information table is posted on the CNSC website.

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