2019-2020 Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

December 2019

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Although the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full departmental sustainable development strategy, the MPCC adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (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 MPCC 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 the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS Targets FSDS Contributing Actions Corresponding Departmental Actions Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target Starting point, target and performance indicators for departmental actions Link to the department's 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 this reduction by 2025. Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement
  • Ensure decisions makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement.
  • Ensure training is provided to acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
  • Procure goods and services from suppliers that offer green products and have implemented green supply chains.
  • Starting point: Not applicable.
  • Target: 100%.
  • 12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities.
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3. Integrating sustainable development

The MPCC 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 MPCC’s assessments are made public when an initiative that has undergone a detailed SEA is announced. 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.

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