2022–23 Supplementary Information Tables

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Reporting on green procurement

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.


Although the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) was not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act in  2022–23 and is not required to develop a full 2020–23 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS), OIC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with 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, OIC supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.


Greening government: The Government of Canada will transition to low‑carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations

FSDS target FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Starting point(s), performance indicator(s), target(s) Results achieved Contributionby each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target

Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement

Departments will use environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions

  • Ensure key officials include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations
  • Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement
  • Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls
  • Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year (target: 100%)
  • Volume of toner cartridges recycled relative to the total volume of all toner cartridges purchased in the year in question (target: 100%)
  • Ratio of copy paper that contains a minimum of 30% recycled content relative to the total dollar value or volume of all copy paper, commercial printing and/or envelope purchases in the year in question (target: 100%)
  • Percentage of IT purchases that include criteria or clauses that reduce the environmental impact of the product or service being purchased (target: 100%)

All targets met.

Compliance with access to information obligations

Internal services

Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees

Ensure material management and procurement specialists have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.

Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement (target: 100%)

Target met.

Compliance with access to information obligations

Internal services

Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2022–23 reporting cycle, OIC had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produced.

Gender-based analysis plus

Gender-based analysis plus
GBA+ Governance

The OIC implementation of the GBA+ is supported by strong organizational governance structure that was reviewed in 2022-23. Among multiple improvements, the structure provides for direct reporting of the EDI committee to the organizational head.  The OIC covers full spectrum of GBA+ categories, and does not have a specific target group.

Organizational GBA+ Capacity

The OIC implemented measures (such as accommodation and mental health support) to respond to the findings of an all-staff survey on the impact of the pandemic on employees, including effects on GBA+ groups.

Highlights of GBA+ Results Reporting Capacity by Program

Program: Compliance with access to information obligations

By giving Canadians access to information about government activities and decisions, the OIC has the potential to help the government meet all of the goals in its Gender Results Framework. However, the confidentiality requirements of the Access to Information Act hamper GBA+ data collection efforts to some extent.

The OIC evaluated possibilities for complainant consultations about its program delivery. Results will also identify any potential barriers that the OIC needs to address.

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2022-23, the OIC, as an Agent of Parliament initialized the development of its sustainable development strategy and will make every effort to review the possibility of integrating certain key elements of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that align with its operating context. The OIC has only one mandate and program and operates as an independent agency key target and key goals are not directly related to any specific government initiative.

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