Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
2019–20 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
Although the Office is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the Office adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing 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 Office supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision‑making process through the actions described in the “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” table in section 2.
2. Commitments for Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
The Office support transition to a low-carbon economy by taking environmental considerations into account in its purchasing decisions. The following table state our green procurement plans for 2019–20.
FSDS goal: low-carbon government
|FSDS target||FSDS contributing action||Corresponding departmental action(s)||Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target||Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions||Link to the Office Program Inventory|
|Reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) 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 EnergyStar. This actions includes purchasing chlorine free and 100% recycled paper.||
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12)
||Disclosure and Reprisal Management|
3. Integrating sustainable development
The Office is planning to further integrate sustainable development into its internal and operational processes and to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets. When a policy, plan or project proposal is presented to the Commissioner for decision, the Office will ensure that, when appropriate, potential environmental effects of the proposal have been considered during its development. The Office will also promote sustainable practices by:
- Educate, establish procedures and share best practices for paper usage
- Scanning documents instead of printing
- Setting the printing preferences at two sided capability.
- Educate employees and implement waste reduction best practices
- Continue recycling program for office paper, paper towels, cardboard, mixed containers, batteries and light bulbs.
- Remove workstation garbage bins and replace with mini bins for waste and recyclable containers.
- Promote sustainable practices for travel
- Reducing the amount of work-related air travel and switch to less GHG-intensive modes of transportation, when possible.
- Use of "green" hotels listed in Publics Services and Procurement Canada’s accommodation directory for travel.
Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs Under $5 Million
|Name of transfer payment program||Provision of access to legal advice under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (voted)|
|Type of transfer payment||Contribution|
|Type of appropriation||The program is appropriated annually through the Estimates.|
|Link to department’s Program Inventory||Disclosure and Reprisal Management Program|
|Main objective||To provide an independent and confidential process for receiving and investigating disclosures of wrongdoing and a mechanism for handling complaints of reprisal.|
|Planned spending in 2019–20||$40,000|
|Fiscal year of last completed evaluation||2018–19|
|Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)||Not applicable|
|General targeted recipient groups||Persons involved in a proceeding or considering a disclosure of wrongdoing or complaint of reprisal.|