Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

2018-19 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy | The National Battlefields Commission

1. Commitments of the National Battlefields Commission

FSDS goal : a low carbon emission government

FSDS targetFSDS contributing actionCorresponding departmental actionsSupport for UN Sustainable Development Goal TargetStarting point, target and performance indicator for departmental actionsResults 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. Reduce the use of vehicles. Patrol by bicycle, on foot and in golf carts when the weather permits. 13.

Starting point: No bike patrols were conducted on the park.
Indicator : Number of hours of bike patrol, on foot and in golf carts.

400 hours of bicycle, foot and electric golf cart patrols were completed in the summer of 2018.
Improve the use of energy and the energetic efficiency of our buildings/ operations. Capture rainfall to make use of it on the park. 13.

Starting point: No watering has been done with rainwater on the park.
Target : Plan the development of a rainwater harvesting system to ensure a reduction in the consumption of drinking water when irrigating plants and green spaces.
Indicator : Number of litters of reused rainfall.

Planning for the installation of a rainwater harvesting system has begun.
Decrease the water consumption with low flow taps and toilets. 13.

Starting point:The NBC had no low flow plumbing fixtures.

Target : Starting in 2018-19, during replacements, install low flow plumbing fixtures to reduce the quantity of consumed water.

Indicator : Quantity of low flow plumbing fixtures used.

When replacing plumbing fixtures, the NBC gives priority to the low-flow ones.
Support the transition to a Low-Carbon Economy through Green Procure-ment practices
  • Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls;
  • Ensure that decision makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement;
  • Ensure that key executives include contribution to and support of the Government of Canada's green procurement objectives in their performance evaluations.

Starting point: The NBC is aware of the environmental considerations involved in purchasing goods.
Target: When making new purchases, refer to the NBC's Sustainable Development Policy in effect since November 2010.
Performance measurement : Continued implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement.

Raising awareness of staff, suppliers and subcontractors on the concepts of responsible purchasing.

Integration of sustainable development criteria in calls for tenders.

3. Integration of sustainable development

The National Battlefields Commission will continue to ensure that the objectives and targets of the FSDS are reflected in its decision-making process through the implementation of a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. An SEA for policy, plan and programme proposals includes an analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposal, including on the objectives and targets of the FSDS.