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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 guides 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.

2. Themes I to 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, Performance Indicator and Target
FSDS Goal FSDS Performance Indicator FSDS Target
n/a n/a n/a

3. Themes I to 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 2015-16:

Goal, Performance Indicator and Target
Goal Performance Indicator Target
Regulated activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements 150 inspections are conducted per fiscal year on regulated companies 100%
6 audits are conducted per fiscal year on regulated companies 100%

4. Theme IV: Targets and Implementation Strategies

Goal 7: Waste and Asset Management and Strategic Environmental Assessment
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 indicator
Expected result
Environmentally responsible acquisition, use and disposal of goods and services.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
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 have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course (C215) or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. Number: 8 Procurement Specialists

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 the given fiscal year. Number: 2

Percentage: 100%
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of Paper are green.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
All paper purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 95%
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of Office Supplies are green.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
All office supply purchases are made through PWGSC consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 90%
Departmental green procurement target
Acquisitions of Furniture are green.
Performance indicator Targeted performance level
All furniture purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) green consolidated procurement instruments, where available. 95%
Implementation strategy element or best practice Targeted performance level
7.2.1.5. Leverage common use procurement instruments where available and feasible. 100% usage of procurement tools when requirement allows.
7.2.2. Incorporate environmental considerations into procurement instruments n/a
Best Practice
7.2.3. Train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
100% of NEB acquisition card holders must complete green procurement training before they are given an acquisition card.
Best Practice
7.2.4. Increase awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers.
Provide annual training to Managers that includes Green Procurement policy information for greater awareness.
7. Strategic Environmental Assessment
The National Energy Board will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of the FSDS goals and targets through the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process. An SEA for policy, plan or program proposals includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on the FSDS goals and targets. The results of NEB's detailed assessment are made public when an initiative is announced. The purpose of the public statement is to demonstrate that the environmental effects, including the impacts on achieving the FSDS goals and targets, of the approved policy, plan or program have been appropriately considered during proposal development and decision making.
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