2019–20 Supplementary Information Tables

(Back to 2019–20 Departmental Results Report)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Introduction to the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016–19 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. The Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada (the Office) adheres to the principles of the FSDS, and while not bound formally by the Act, supports reporting on the implementation of the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy.

2. Sustainable development in the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

The Office’s 2017–20 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the departmental actions in support of achieving low-carbon government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Previous years’ supplementary information tables are posted on the Office’s website.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

The following tables provide performance information on departmental actions in support of the FSDS goals listed in section 2.

Low-carbon government: The Government of Canada leads by example by making its operations low-carbon

FSDS targets FSDS contributing actions Corresponding departmental actions Starting points, performance indicators, targets Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
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 Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Applying green procurement to all material and supplies purchased in day-to-day operations, giving preference to materials containing recycled and post-consumer content and certified by external environmental agencies like EcoLogo and ENERGY STAR. This action includes purchasing chlorine-free and 100% recycled paper.
  • Dollar value of green procurement of goods as a proportion of total procurement of goods
  • Percent reduction year-over-year in paper purchased for printing and photocopying for the Office
  • The Office is purchasing copy paper made with 100% post-consumer fibre. When possible, office supplies labelled with environmental certified logos are selected first.
  • The Office decreased the amount of paper it purchased by 18% in 2019–20.

The Office actions contributed to the following United Nations sustainable development goal and target:

  • SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Target 12.7: Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2019–20 reporting cycle, the Office had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produced.