2020 to 2023 Short-form Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Name of department National Security and Intelligence Review Agency
Date 03 2020
Context Although the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency 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, the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency 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.
Commitments The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency will support transition to a low-carbon economy by taking environmental considerations into account in its purchasing decisions and by continuing to modernize its work practices.
Integrating sustainable development The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency will continue to ensure that its decision-making process includes consideration of FSDS goals and targets through its 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 FSDS goals and targets.

Public statements on the results of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency's assessments are made public when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA is announced on its web page. 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 considered during proposal development and decision making.

FSDS goal: Greening Government

FSDS target FSDS contributing actions Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Link to the department's Program Inventory
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement. Promote sustainable travel practices. Promoting the use of the Department's video conferencing, teleconference facilities. NSIRA will take action to reduce travel or switch to less GHG intensive modes of transportation that will reduce GHG emissions.

This action supports UN SDG target 12.8.
Ensure travel policies and guidance promote sustainable travel practices. Internal Services
Promote sustainable workplace operations. Increase the waste diverted from landfill through the promotion and use of recycling centres and composting programs.

Engage employees in greening government operations practices.
NSIRA will take action to promote recycling and improve on waste prevention across the organization.

This action supports UN SDG target 12.5.
Ensure recycling stations are available in all work spaces and communicate tips and facts to employees to promote sustainable workplace operations. Internal Services
Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees. Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management purchasing decisions, processes and controls.

Ensure decisions-makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.

Ensure key officials include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations.
NSIRA will continue to reduce GHG emissions by incorporating environmental considerations into its purchasing decisions.

These actions support UN SDG target 12.7 and 12.8.
Environmentally responsible practices are used in contracting for services, from procurement to pay processes.

NSIRA's Director of Corporate Services will have performance objectives supporting green procurement activities.

Departmental functional specialists in procurement and material management will complete the Green Procurement course.
Internal Services
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