National Energy Board - 2014-2015 Departmental Performance Report - Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Supplementary Information (Tables)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Overview of the Federal Government's Approach to Sustainable Development
The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 2013-16, presents the Government of Canada's sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the National Energy Board supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities in this supplementary information table.

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy presents the planned contributions and expected results for Theme III - Protecting Nature and Canadians and Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint - Beginning with Government.
2. Themes I-III: Department- and Agency-Led Targets

The NEB is not responsible for leading any target for Themes I-III of the FSDS 2013-16. However, the NEB contributed to Theme III-Protecting Nature and Canadians.
FSDS Goal FSDS Performance Indicator FSDS Target FSDS Performance Status
n/a n/a n/a n/a
3. Themes I-III: Implementation Strategies
The NEB’s contributions to Theme III - Protecting Nature and Canadians, is a component of the following Program:
  • Program 1.1 Energy Regulation

Performance goals, indicators and targets are identified in the NEB’s Performance Measurement Framework for 2014-15:

Expected Result
Performance Indicator
Target
Result
Regulated activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements
Number of inspections conducted per fiscal year
150
192
 
Number of audits conducted per fiscal year
6
6
4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies
Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management
Target 7.2: Green Procurement
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 indicator Performance level achieved
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place as of April 1, 2014. The NEB’s approach to implementing green procurement is to target the use of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) procurement instruments, the delivery of training to key personnel and the inclusion of green procurement objectives in the employee performance evaluations of key decision makers.
Number and percentage of procurement and/or materiel management specialists who completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in fiscal year 2014-15. Number: 7

Percentage: 100%
Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in fiscal year 2014-15. Number: 2

Percentage: 50%
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of paper are green.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
All paper purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. Achieved performance target
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of office supplies are green.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
All office supply purchases are made through PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments, where available. Achieved performance target
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of furniture are green.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
All furniture purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. Currently achieving performance target. Where PWGSC procurement instruments were not used, green specifications were part of the tendering documents.
Implementation strategy element or best practice Performance level achieved
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Achieved
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Achieved
Target 7.3: Sustainable Workplace Operations
As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.
Performance Measurement
Expected result
Departmental workplace operations have a reduced environmental impact.
Performance indicator Performance level achieved
An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace is in place by March 31, 2015. Achieved
Implementation strategy element or best practice
7.3.1.1. Engage employees in greening government operations practices. Achieved
7.3.1.2. Integrate environmental considerations into corporate policies, processes and practices in accordance with departmental refresh cycles. Achieved
7.3.1.3. Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices (i.e., printer ratios, paper usage, and green meetings). Achieved
7.3.1.4. Minimize the ratio of information technology (IT) assets per employee. Achieved
7.3.1.5. Select and operate IT and office equipment in a manner that reduces energy consumption and material usage. Achieved
7.3.1.6. Dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Achieved
7.3.1.7. Reuse or recycle workplace materiel and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner. Achieved
7.3.1.9. Increase the population density in office buildings, and increase space utilization in special purpose buildings. Achieved
5. Additional Departmental Sustainable Development Activities and Initiatives
n/a
6. Sustainable Development Management System
n/a
7. Strategic Environmental Assessment
During the 2014-15 reporting cycle, the National Energy Board considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. Through the strategic environmental assessment process, departmental proposals were found to have positive effects on progress toward the 2013-16 FSDS goals and targets in Theme III - Protecting Nature and Canadians, and the FSDS 2013-16 for Theme IV - Shrinking the Environmental Footprint - Beginning with Government.

 

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