National Energy Board – 2016–17 Departmental Results Report – Supplementary Information (Tables) – Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development

The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) 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 described in this supplementary information table.

2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the National Energy Board’s actions in support of Theme III: protecting nature and Canadians, and Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government. The report for 2016–17 presents a high-level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013–16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the departmental website.

3. Departmental performance highlights

Theme III: Protecting Nature and Canadians

Under Theme III, the National Energy Board contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through Program 1.1 Energy Regulation.

Performance goals, indicators and targets are identified in the NEB”s Performance Measurement Framework for 2016–17:

Expected Result, Performance Indicator, Target and Result
Expected Result Performance Indicator Target Result
Regulated activities are conducted in accordance with regulatory requirements Number of inspections conducted per fiscal year 150 172
Number of audits conducted per fiscal year 6 6

Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government

Under Theme IV, the National Energy Board contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through implementation strategies for Goal 7: waste and asset management.

FSDS goal, FSDS target, FSDS performance indicator, FSDS performance results
FSDS goal FSDS target FSDS performance indicator FSDS performance results
Goal 7: waste and asset management
Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.
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.
Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place. Yes. The NEB’s approach to implementing green procurement is to target the use of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) 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 specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 6 Procurement Specialists= 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 2 heads of procurement = 100%

Implementation strategies: performance summary

No changes since last year.

4. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2016–17 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. As the National Energy Board did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.

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