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PSLRB Departmental Performance Report (DPR) - 2012-13

Greening Government Operations

Green Procurement Capacity Building

Activity Target (%)(as reported in 2012-13 RPP) Actual Results (%) Description/Comments
Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff 100% 100% All functional specialists have completed green procurement training. Also, procurement management staff focused on mandatory training in procurement and materiel management (i.e., PMMRP) in 2012-13.
Training for Acquisition Cardholders 100% 100% All acquisition cardholders have completed green procurement training.
Performance Evaluations 100% 100% Performance objectives related to green procurement are included in the functional head of procurement and specialists' performance appraisals.
Procurement Processes and Controls When and Where applicable When and Where applicable The PSLRB's procurement and materiel management personnel use PWGSC's mandatory standing offers into which environmental considerations have been incorporated.

The PSLRB continues to send contracts electronically, and it transmits solicitation documents via electronic methods and accepts electronic bids.

Assets are always disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner, mainly through the national Computers for Schools program and the PWGSC's Crown Assets disposal auction site.
Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments Continuous Continuous Purchases for the PSLRB mainly include supplies, office furniture and IT equipment, and are done using standing offers for PWGSC products and services, under which it is possible to obtain the best price and the best quality and green-endorsed procurement.

The PSLRB continues to conduct its business giving consideration to environmental impacts, in part by implementing the green cleaning program, which aims to ensure that all cleaning products used are "green certified."
Reduction Initiatives for Specific Goods     The PSLRB is committed to the principles of green procurement and sustainable development. It continues to purchase and lease energy-efficient equipment from companies that have environmental programs, use recycled content and have a recycling program.

In 2012-13, a reduction of nine (9) personal printers and four (4) network printers was achieved through implementing the PSLRB's printer optimization strategy.

The PSLRB's default for printed material is double-sided pages in black and white, unless otherwise specified.

Assets are always disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner, mainly through the national Computers for Schools program and the PWGSC's Crown Assets disposal auction site.