Supplementary Information

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS):

In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission supports reporting on the implementation of the FSDS and its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, or equivalent document, through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Sustainable Development in the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the department’s actions in support of achieving low-carbon government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Last year’s supplementary information table is posted on the department’s website. This year, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is also noting which UN Sustainable Development Goal target each departmental action contributes to achieving.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

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

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved
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 Improve the energy efficiency of our buildings/operations Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Modernize our fleet Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls. 12.7 Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place. To meet green procurement objectives, the CRTC follows an approach that includes the use of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and Shared Services Canada (SSC) procurement instruments and specific training for functional specialist staff.
Ensure all procurement officers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement. Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or materiel management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year. 11
33%
Ensure that key officials include contributions to, and support for, the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations. 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. 0
0%
Demonstrate innovative technologies Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Promote sustainable travel practices Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Understand climate change impacts and build resilience Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Improve transparency and accountability§ Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Develop policy for low-carbon government§ Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

* This new element shows how departments are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.

This column is new.

This contributing action does not apply to small and micro departments.

§ This contributing action applies only to The Centre for Greening Government at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS).

1 In 2017-18, there were three specialists in procurement or materiel management at the CRTC. One took the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course in 2017-18. The others took the course in 2016-2017 and 2011-2012. Therefore, all CRTC’s specialists in procurement now have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement. The manager of the procurement and materiel unit, who is not considered a specialist, has already completed the course (2016-17).

Additional departmental sustainable development activities and initiatives related to low-carbon government
Additional departmental activities and initiatives Starting points, targets and performance indicators Results achieved
  • Toner cartridges recycled at end of life
  • Encourage employees and co-workers to bike, walk or take public transit to work or to telework
  • Maximize the use of video and teleconference services for internal and external meetings including the participation of Canadians in our public hearings
  • Turn off computers and other equipment at the end of the work day
  • Use energy-efficient lighting
  • Use recycled paper for multifunctional printers
  • Multifunctional printers are programmed to print, by default, on both sides in order to reduce the volume of paper
  • Implement "one device per user" where each employee uses one primary source of technology, such as a laptop or tablet
  • Automation and elimination of paper-based processes
  • Reduce, consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure and server room equipment and processes to maximize efficiencies and reduce power consumption
  • Participate in the Computers for Schools program which provides a second life to computers
  • Display any surplus furniture and materiel (metal, plexiglass) on the Web site Buyandsell.gc.ca prior to disposal in landfill site
Not applicable Not applicable

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2017–18 reporting cycle, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission had no proposals that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment and no public statements were produced.

Evaluations

Evaluations completed, or planned to be completed, in 2017–18
Title of evaluation Link to the department’s [Program Alignment Architecture or Program Inventory] Status on March 31, 2018 Deputy head approval date*
None Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

* An evaluation is considered complete when the deputy head approves the evaluation report (including a management response and an action plan).

Fees

Owing to legislative changes, the fees results for the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission are available in the 2017 to 2018 Fees Report.

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