2015-16 Green Procurement

Department Performance Report

The National Battlefields Commission


Target 7.2: Green Procurement (2015-2016)

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.

Performance measurement

Expected result: Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.

Performance measurement table for green procurement reporting on 2015-16 DPR
Performance IndicatorPerformance target
Target status Attention required
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2015).


The NBC refers to its Sustainable Development Policy*, effective since 2010.

Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green 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 towards green procurement, in the given fiscal year. N/A

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

For the 2016 summer season, buy a new, more modern and less pollutant bus. (Abraham’s bus replacement).

Delivery of a more modern and less pollutant bus. June 2015

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

Ongoing plans to renew the vehicle fleet based on new technology (electric, hybrid) that will help to reduce consumption of fossil fuels.

Delivery of an electric utility vehicle. Yes
Delivery of a vehicle equipped with a 12-foot truck body in order to reduce moves between work locations and the workshop (equipment and work bench in the vehicle). Yes

Departmental Green Procurement Target:

Extend awareness of responsible procurement concepts to encompass office and computer equipment and existing promotional materials in order to optimize their use, encourage recycling and reduce paper consumption.

Purchase of an electronic sign in order to provide information at the Plains of Abraham Museum and reduce paper consumption. Yes

In 2015-2016, the NBC has continued :

  • raising awareness among employees, suppliers and sub-contractors of the concept of responsible procurement;
  • incorporating sustainable development criteria into calls for tenders.

*NBC’s Sustainable Development Policy: http://www.ccbn-nbc.gc.ca/en/about-us/sustainable-development/