Reporting on Green Procurement

Reporting on Green Procurement

Please note that this supplementary information table was previously entitled "Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy"

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.

1. Context

Although the National Battlefields Commission is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), the National Battlefields Commission adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the National Battlefields Commission supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.

2. Commitments

Greening Government

The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climateresilient, and green operations

FSDS target(s)FSDS contributing action(s)Corresponding departmental action(s)Starting point(s) Performance indicator(s) Target(s)Results achievedContribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and vehicle fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve this target by 2025. Reduce the use of vehicles. Patrol by bike, by foot and with the electric golf kart when the weather allows it. Starting point :  216 hours of patrols by bike, by foot and with an electric golf kart were conducted in summer 2019.
Target : For summer 2021, conduct at least 80 hours of patrol by bike, by foot or with an electric golf kart.
Indicator : Number of hours of patrol by bike, by foot and with a golf kart.
89 hours of bicycle, foot and electric golf cart patrols were completed in the summer of 2021. Alternative patrol modes reduce the use of vehicles that emit greenhouse gases.
Actions in support of the greening government objective and the Policy on Green Procurement. Improve the use of energy and the energetic efficiency of our buildings/ operations.
Capture rainfall to make use of it on the park. Starting point : No watering is being done with rainwater on the park.
Target :  create a rainfall recovery system to ensure the decrease of the consumption of clean water to irrigate the plants and green spaces.
Indicator : Number of litters of clean water saved.
Rainwater could only be collected a few times because of a technical problem with the installations.
Decrease the water consumption with low flow taps and toilets. Starting point : The NBC had no low flow plumbing fixtures before 2018.
Target : During new constructions replacements, install low flow plumbing fixtures to reduce the quantity of consumed water.
Indicator : Quantity of low flow plumbing fixtures used.
No plumbing fixture replacements or new installations were required.
FSDS : Green procurement integrates environmental criteria into purchasing decisions. Procurement specialists who are trained in the application of such criteria can award contracts to suppliers with a reduced GHG footprint. It is expected that this provision will encourage suppliers to reduce the GHG emissions associated with their goods, services and supply chains. United Nations SDG : SGD 12

3. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2021–22 reporting cycle, the National Battlefields Commission had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and no public statements were produced.