Department Performance Report

The National Battlefields Commission


Target 7.2: Green Procurement (2016-2017)

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 2016-17 DRR
Performance indicatorPerformance target
Target status On track

Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place (as of April 1, 2015).

The NBC relies on its Sustainable Development Policy* effective since November 2010.

On track

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.



Attention required
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 :

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

The purchase of an electric vehicle was less performant and more expensive.

The NBC proceeded to the purchase of a small commercial vehicle XRT 1550 that functions with gas and is additionally much more sustainable and performant. This allowed to avoid the purchase of a more energy-consuming big van.

On track

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 supplementary licences and computer hardware for the software for orders and maintenance of the Infrastructures and Projects Service.


In 2016-2017, the NBC has continued:

  • - the awareness of the employees, the suppliers and subcontractors to the concept of responsible procurement;
  • - taking in consideration criteria of sustainable development in call for tenders.
On track

*NBC’s Sustainable Development Policy: