Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2020 to 2023

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June 2020

Executive Summary

The new 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) outlines the Government of Canada’s sustainable development priorities and goals that will promote clean growth, ensure healthy ecosystems, and build safe, secure and sustainable communities across Canada over the next 3 years. These goals will help realize the country’s sustainable development vision where: “Canada is one of the greenest countries in the world and our quality of life continues to improve”.

Under the Federal Sustainable Development Act, Public Safety Canada (PS) is responsible for preparing its own Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS) that aligns with the FSDS and for reporting annually on progress made towards achieving its goals. The 2020-2023 DSDS sets out what PS will do to support federal sustainable development objectives and will ensure that parliamentarians and Canadians can track the results being achieved.

Over the next three years, PS will work towards the three following FSDS goals:

1. Effective action on climate change:
A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
2. Greening government:
The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations.
3. Safe and healthy communities:
All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being.

The DSDS describes the activities that PS has committed to undertake over the next three years to ensure that we are doing our part in contributing to these broader goals. The Department will strive to advance our sustainability priorities and integrate environmental and sustainable development considerations into our policies, plans and programs.

Introduction to the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2019 to 2022 (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. In keeping with the purpose of this Act to provide the legal framework for developing and implementing a FSDS that will make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament. PS supports the goals laid out in the FSDS through the activities described in this DSDS.

Sustainable Development Vision and Context in Public Safety Canada

PS exercises national leadership to ensure the safety and security of Canada and Canadians. In carrying out its roles, the Department provides policy advice and support to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on issues related to national security and emergency management, policing and law enforcement, interoperability and information-sharing, border management, corrections, and crime prevention.

At PS, Corporate Services Directorate, within the Corporate Management Branch (CMB) is responsible for developing, implementing and reporting on this strategy. The Department has been contributing to the Government of Canada's sustainable development program for the past nine years. In the previous 2017-2020 DSDS, several performance target levels such as reducing paper usage, increasing use of electronic invoices, green procurement and mitigating environmental disasters, etc. were achieved in support of the 2016-2019 FSDS goals.

In accordance with the new 2019-2022 FSDS, PS is responsible to contribute to Goal 1: Effective Action on Climate Change, to Goal 2: Greening Government and to Goal 13: Safe and Healthy Communities. The Department will support these FSDS goals through the activities described in this DSDS.

FSDS Goal: Effective Action on Climate Change

Long-term Goal:
A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius and supports efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
FSDS targets:
By 2030, reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, relative to 2005 emission levels. Zero-emission vehicles will represent 10% of new light-duty vehicle sales by 2025, 30% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.

In order to support the Effective Climate Change goal, PS is committed to maintaining its engagements and collaborative efforts with other government departments and stakeholders to implement new initiatives which will allow us to better support the expected results.

As for the reduction of GHG emissions, PS will continue to work closely with its partners on reducing its space utilization and for renewing its fleet by purchasing zero-emission or hybrid vehicles. In addition, the new Facility for the Government Operations Center which is scheduled to be completed in the spring-summer of 2022 will be equipped with leading edge green technology.

At PS, we understand that our behavior at work can influence climate change in a positive manner. By implementing small everyday gestures, we believe that our overall contribution to improving results towards the Government of Canada low-carbon objectives puts us all on the right path. The Procurement Unit is committed to continue to demonstrate leadership and engagement in establishing Green Procurement as a priority in their performance evaluations. With respect to Information Technology, the Department will maintain the printer ratio of 10 to 1, continue to actively aim at reducing the usage of paper, and promote green meetings by improving video and teleconferencing capabilities in order to reduce the need to commute or travel for meetings. Further, in support of environmentally responsible disposal of IT assets, PS has begun the implementation of its One Device Policy in order to maintain the ratio of one IT asset per employee.

Finally, PS will also increase communications to its employees to raise awareness on sustainable best practices to contribute to a reduction in GHG emissions by promoting sustainable travel practices and encouraging teleworking.

FSDS Goal: Greening Government

Long-term Goal:
The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations.
FSDS target: 
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal operations by 40% by 2030 (with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025) and by 80% by 2050 relative to 2005 levels (with an aspiration to be carbon neutral).

The Government of Canada has a large real property portfolio and spends billions of dollars each year on goods and services in order to serve Canadians. PS supports the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations and contributes to Canada’s sustainable development commitments.

Green Procurement

PS will continue to further the implementation of the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Policy on Green Procurement. As of April 1, 2014, PS has implemented its Departmental Green Procurement Policy to ensure commitment to the protection of the environment and to support sustainable development through the greening of the Department’s operations. Since this time, the Department has required that all procurement specialists and acquisition cardholders complete the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course prior to exercising their procurement authorities. This will continue to ensure that environmental considerations are taken into account in the procurement process for goods and services, including planning, acquisition, use/maintenance and disposal methods.  In addition to this standard training, PS will further explore procurement specialist training for the development of evaluation criteria that will require vendors to incorporate environmental considerations into their work. PS will be encourage vendors, as partners in sustainable development in procurement to adopt green practices as part of the procurement cycle and reduce any printing of solicitation related documents.

The green procurement obligations will be identified in all procurement function performance management agreements in order to formally engage specialists in the achievement of their green objectives and departmental sustainable development goals.

Sustainable Workplace Practices

PS will increase staff awareness and communications with regards to sustainable development workplace practices including reduction of energy consumption and promoting green practices for employee travel and commuting to work. The Department will also engage its employees in green initiatives through the implementation of a Green Committee.

With respect to Information Technology, the Department will maintain the current ratio of printers of 10 to 1 and monitor and reduce the current paper usage. Keeping in line with these initiatives, the Department will move towards a single computing device (laptop or tablet) for each employee and will implement a One Device Policy. This will reduce the number of devices per person as this will prevent employees from having both a desktop and a laptop for mobility reasons. We will also continue to use and purchase ENERGY STAR approved devices whenever possible.

PS pursue its work on a number of technology modernization initiatives that will also support environmentally-friendly choices, such as the creation of online forms and electronic signatures which will streamline how information is being exchanged and signed-off and will greatly reduce the amount of paper currently produced.

The Department continues to leverage technology to reduce its environmental footprint with the promotion of video and teleconferencing meetings, which will be reducing the effects of associated travel, and will continue to provide regions with video and teleconferencing capability. This approach has been developed further in the Department where a teleworking guidelines, enabling employees to work from home, has been rolled-out and tested on a trial basis and has since been put into broader use, mainly to support social distancing during the pandemic emergency but which also supports a reduced environmental footprint. 

Fleet

The Department recognizes the importance of reducing greenhouse gases and undertakes that by 2030, 100% of its vehicle fleet will consist of zero-emission or hybrid vehicles. PS is also committing that as conventional vehicle are replaced over their lifetimes with greener vehicles and to reduce the size of its fleet.

FSDS Goal: Safe and Healthy Communities

Long-term Goal:
All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being.
FSDS Contributing Action:
Prevent environmental emergencies or mitigate their impacts.

Disasters can undermine sustainable development through loss of life or assets or through disruption of social and economic processes. PS’s leadership in emergency and disaster risk reduction through policy and program development and delivery, coordination, and collaboration can therefore contribute indirectly to sustainable development. For example, PS will collaborate with provinces, territories and other partners to protect Canadians and their environment from the effects of emergency pollution incidents by providing science-based expert advice and input into relevant regulations. Some of the Department’s other activities such as the evaluation of strategic emergency management plans of federal departments will help PS to contribute to safe and healthy communities.

National Risk Profile

PS is currently developing a National Risk Profile (NRP) that is a strategic-level risk assessment that uses scientific evidence and stakeholder input to identify and assess risks and capability gaps and inform prioritization and decision-making. The objective of the NRP is to design and develop a sustainable approach for a national risk assessment and capability assessment aimed at providing decision-makers and practitioners an understanding of threats and hazards and their trends over time. The NPR will affect how Canada’s emergency management apparatus may effectively respond and will support its ability to better predict, prepare for, and respond to emergencies and disasters as a result of all-hazards. Use of this broad all-hazards approach therefore aligns with potential consideration of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters which may have an impact on sustainable development issues.

Emergency Management Strategy for Canada

In 2016, the Prime Minister instructed the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in his mandate letter to work with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples, and municipalities to develop a comprehensive action plan that allows Canada to better predict, prepare for, and respond to weather-related emergencies and natural disasters in Canada. PS engaged with a broad range of partners, including federal/provincial/territorial governments, municipalities, Indigenous Peoples, academia, and non-governmental organizations  to develop a National Emergency Management Strategy for Canada that articulates how the different levels of governments and partners will work together to reduce disaster risks.

The Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Towards a Resilient 2030 was approved by FPT Ministers Responsible for Emergency Management in January 2019. An Action Plan is under development to facilitate biennial priority setting and reporting. This work, led by the Department, aligns with one of the contributing actions “Prevent environmental emergencies or mitigate their impacts making” toward the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Goal of “Safe and Healthy Communities”

Floodplain-Mapping Guidelines

PS, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, is working toward publication of the Federal Canadian Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series to provide guidance to individuals and organizations in Canada that need to understand and manage flood risks and their consequences to communities. The series is made up of nine documents on topics pertinent to floodplain mapping, such as Hydrology and Hydraulics, Geomatics, and LiDAR data acquisition and includes floodplain maps, which serve as critical decision-making tools in disaster mitigation planning, emergency management and general public awareness. The series will benefit a range of stakeholders, internal and external to the Government of Canada. All documents in the Canadian Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series are intended to be evergreen and to be adapted as new technological and scientific developments take place. The first document in the Series, the Canadian Floodplain Mapping Guideline Framework was published in March 2017 (updated in November 2018) for use by stakeholders in their future floodplain mapping activities. This work, led by PS, aligns with one of the contributing actions “Prevent environmental emergencies or mitigate their impacts” toward the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Goal of “Safe and Healthy Communities”.

Integrating sustainable development

Canada is committed to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). PS is supporting this engagement with its actions and commitments in contributing to 6 SDG of the 17 goals.

PS 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 a policy, plan or program proposal includes an analysis of the impacts of the given proposal on the environment, including on relevant FSDS goals and targets.

PS’ SEA Framework stipulates that Branch heads are accountable for conducting preliminary scans and SEAs at early stages of all proposals, ensuring they have the required approvals, and establishing information management practices of completed SEAs for the purpose of reporting. This requirement is supported through internal reporting to senior management to ensure PS’ application of the Cabinet Directive.

Public statements on the results of PS’ assessments are made public when an initiative has undergone a detailed SEA (see https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca). 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.

Commitments for Public Safety Canada

Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate resilient, and green operations - Responsible Minister: All ministers. This goal captures commitments from the Greening Government Strategy, as well as reporting requirements under the Policy on Green Procurement.
Greening Government Communities FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), Performance indicator(s), Target(s) Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur

Reduce GHG emissions from federal government facilities and fleets by 40% by 2030 (with an aspiration to achieve this target by 2025) and 80% below 2005 levels by 2050 (with an aspiration to be carbon neutral)

Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced

100% of new light-duty unmodified administrative fleet vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles or hybrids

All new executive vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles or hybrids

Promote behaviour change – e.g. anti-idling engagement.

Replace or purchase vehicles that are fuel efficient (i.e. hybrids) which will contribute to reducing GHG emissions.

Develop an agreement to be signed by drivers of vehicles about anti-idling and to encourage reduction in GHG emissions from fleet vehicles.

SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)

SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Number of hybrid vehicles

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = 1

Target: By 2023, 100% of fleet will be composed of hybrid vehicles.

Number of agreements signed by drivers of vehicles

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = 0

Target: Awareness and engagement of 100% of drivers

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Our administrative fleet will be comprised of at least 80% zero-emission vehicles by 2030

Fleet management will be optimized including by applying telematics to collect and analyze vehicle usage data on vehicles scheduled to be replaced

75% of new light-duty unmodified administrative fleet vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles or hybrids.

All new executive vehicle purchases will be zero-emission vehicles or hybrids.

Promote behaviour change – e.g. anti-idling engagement.

As conventional vehicles are replaced over their lifetimes with zero-emission or hybrid vehicles,  and the size of the fleet is reduced, a greater proportion of the fleet will be zero emission or hybrid.

SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)

SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Number of vehicles in fleet

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = 4 vehicles

Target: reduce fleet by 1 vehicle – 25%

Number of hybrid vehicles

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = 1 vehicle – 25% of fleet

Target: minimum of 2 hybrid vehicles within fleet – 50% by 2021

Number of administrative vehicles

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = 2 vehicles – 50% of fleet

Target: 100% by 2023

Number of executive vehicles

Starting point:  FY 2019-20 = 2 vehicles – 50% of fleet

Target: 100% by 2021

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Actions supporting the Goal:

Greening Government

 

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

Reduce the intake of paper proposals from supplier community by establishing an e‑biding in competitive processes

E-bidding and optimization of existing technology will reduce paper consumption and real property footprint

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

Starting Point: Data unavailable

Performance Indicator: Percentage of competitive procurement files that use e‑bidding.

Target:

  • 25% in 2020
  • 50% in 2021
  • 90% in 2022

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Incorporate environmental considerations into the development of procurement instruments or requests for proposals and contracts

Incorporate environmental consideration evaluation criteria which will reduce the environmental impact of the product or service being purchased in large procurements.

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

Starting point: no environmental specific evaluation criteria

Performance Indicator: % of solicitations estimated over $500K that include at least 1 environmental consideration criteria

Target 2020: 30% of solicitations exceeding $500K

Target 2021: 50% of solicitations exceeding $500K

Target 2022: 75% of solicitations exceeding $500K

Target 2023: 100% of solicitations exceeding $500K

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Incorporate environmental considerations into the procurement of goods and services using existing standing offers and supply arrangements

Procurement goods and services via existing National Master Standing Offer/Supply Arrangements with green status.

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

Starting Point: 90%

Performance indicator: % of procurements against SO/SAs that have a green indicator status.

Target 2021: maintain 90%

Target 2023: 95%

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

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

Develop an initiative that will enable procurement officers to work digitally and not be required to print files.

Optimization of existing technology will reduce paper use and real property footprint

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

Starting Point: No digitization of files

Performance Indicator:Implementation of electronic approval or digital signature technology

Target 2021: All procurement documents not requiring legal signature are saved electronically and not placed on a paper file

Target 2023: Implementation of electronic approval or digital signature initiative allowing procurement officers to save all documents electronically

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Enhance knowledge within the Contracting and Procurement Unit that will assist in the development of evaluation criteria that will reduce environmental impact

Increased knowledge will help to ensure criteria are appropriate and effective.

Starting point: All procurement officers have taken the Green Procurement Course

Performance Indicator: # of officers to participate in at least one training sessions to enhance knowledge

Target 2021: 75% of officers have taken new Course – Procurement – Reducing environmental impact in purchasing goods and services

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Increase training and support on assessing climate change impacts, undertaking climate change risk assessments and developing adaptation actions to public service employees, and facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned

Encourage employees to adopt sustainable workplace practises and engage them in green initiatives through the Green Committee, education and awareness.

Employee mobilization to support the FSDS targets of waste and energy reduction through employee engagement and behavioural change towards workplace activities.

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Starting Point: Data unavailable

Performance Indicator: Engagement through the creation of a Green Committee and green initiatives/activities

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Effective Action on Climate Change: A low-carbon economy contributes to limiting global average temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius and supports efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius - Responsible Minister: Minister of Environment and Climate Change; supported by a whole-of-government approach to implementation.
Effective Action on Climate Change FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), Performance indicator(s), Target(s) Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur

By 2030, reduce Canada’s total GHG emissions by 30%, relative to 2005 emission levels

Work with partners on climate change

Continue to work closely with PSPC to reduce space utilization

Work with our partners to develop new and innovative ways to reduce our footprint.

FSDS: 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure)

SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production)

SDG 13 (Climate action)

SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals)

Starting point: 36,181 m2 space.

Performance Indicator: reduction of footprint

Target: Reduction of 638 m2

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Continue to work closely with PSPC when purchasing new vehicles

As vehicles are replaced over their lifetimes with zero-emission or hybrid vehicles, the department will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy)

SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Starting Point: 25% of vehicles are hybrid or zero emission

Performance Indicator: % of new vehicles purchased using PSPC DISO for executive and light-duty vehicles that have a green procurement indicator

Target: 100% by 2023

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Actions supporting the Goal: Effective Action on Climate Change

Take a leading role in international agreements and initiatives on climate change

Incorporate environmental considerations into the development of procurement instruments or request for proposals and contracts subject to trade agreements.

Ensure procurement officers, managers and functional heads of procurement and material include contribution to and support for the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations

FSDS: Continue to demonstrate a strong commitment to international leadership on clean growth and climate change.

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Starting point:  N/A

Performance indicator: RFPs subject to trade agreements include reminders to vendors to refrain from printing the RFP and associated solicitation documents

Target: 100% of RFPs 

Starting point: Annual

Performance indicator: Contracting Officers, Director and Director General of Corporate Services have DSDS related procurement objectives included in their annual PMAs

Target: All CSD functional authorities

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Effective Action on Climate Change

Demonstrate innovative technologies

Maintain or improve existing approaches to sustainable workplace practises (printer ratios, paper usage, green meetings)

  • Reduce printing units which will help reduce GHG emissions
  • Reduce paper consumption which will reduce the need to purchase paper, thus reducing GHG emissions produced during manufacturing and transportation of paper
  • Maintain a power management standard for multifunctional printers
  • Incorporate environmental considerations into purchasing decisions which will help reduce GHG emissions (recycled paper content)
  • Continue to improve video and teleconferencing capabilities, thereby reducing the need to commute and travel for in-person meetings and paper usage
  • Promoting the use of the department’s upgraded video and teleconferencing facilities.
  • Work with SSC to increase network bandwidth and improve Wi-Fi in all NCR buildings

Dispose of waste in an environmentally sound and secure manner

  • Dispose of waste such as electronics in an environmentally sound manner which will reduce their presence in landfills where it can produce higher GHGs
  • Reuse or recycle workplace material and assets in an environmentally sound and secure manner (toner cartridges)

Maintain the ratio of IT assets per employee by implementing a One Device Policy with very limited exceptions

FSDS:12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption production)

Starting point: Printer ratio of 9 to 1 in 2018-19

Performance indicator: Maintain a corporate printer ratio of 10 to 1

Target Printer ratio of 10 to 1

Starting point Total number of paper usage in 2018-19 (4,675,000)

Performance indicator Reduce paper consumption level

Target: 5% reduction

Starting point: 100% of multifunctional printers are power managed

Performance indicator: Maintain a power management standard for multifunctional printers

Target: 100%

Starting point: Percentage of recycled paper purchased containing a minimum of 30% recycled content in 2018-19 (100%)

Performance indicator: Maintain target that 100% of copy paper and envelopes purchased will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content

Target: 100%

Starting point: Number of boardrooms in 2018-19 with improved audiovisual equipment (6)

Performance indicator: Improve audiovisual equipment in boardrooms

Target: 3 boardrooms

Starting point: Number of communiques sent to staff in 2019-20 promoting the use of the department’s video and teleconferencing facilities (0)

Performance indicator: Send communique to PS staff promoting the use of the department’s video and teleconferencing facilities

Target: 1 communique

Starting point: 30mbps per regional site in 2019-20 (bandwidth) & Wi-Fi legacy

Performance indicator: Increase network bandwidth and improve Wi-Fi in all NCR buildings

Target: all sites upgraded to SSC/Microsoft recommended bandwidth & migration to GC Wi-Fi in all NCR buildings

Starting point: Percent of e-waste disposed environmentally in 2018-19

CMB/Chief Information Officer’s Directorate

Promote sustainable travel practices

Encourage sustainable business travel practices or commute to work through messaging and events to reduce GHG emissions.

Increase awareness on green travel practices, including telework, which will contribute to a reduction in GHG emissions.

Promote and encourage sustainable travel practices to reduce carbon footprint per employee.

FSDS: 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

SDG 13 (Climate Action)

Number of messages and events published via InfoTV, InfoBulletin released to encourage green travel practises.

Starting point: FY 2019-20 = Data unavailable

Target: minimum of 2 messages per year.

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Improve the energy efficiency of our buildings/operations

Continue to work closely with PSPC to reduce space utilization

FSDS: 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.

SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure)

Starting point: 36,181 m2 space.

Performance Indicator: reduction of footprint

Target: Reduction of 638 m2

CMB/Corporate Services Directorate

Safe and Healthy Communities: All Canadians live in clean, sustainable communities that contribute to their health and well-being
Responsible Minister: Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Minister of Health
Safe and Healthy Communities FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Contribution by each departmental action to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s), Performance indicator(s), Target(s) Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur

Actions supporting the Goal: Safe and Healthy Communities

Prevent environmental emergencies or mitigate their impacts

The Department continues its work such that Canada can effectively mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all-hazards events. This departmental action includes its support of the Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Towards a Resilient 2030 (approved by FPT Ministers Responsible for Emergency Management in January 2019) and the intended future development of an Action Plan to facilitate biennial priority setting and reporting.

FSDS: Continue to protect habitats and support vulnerable people and sectors

SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities)

Starting point: TBD, once a baseline is set.

Performance indicator: Percentage of Canadians who have taken measures to respond to risks facing their household.

Target: Initial target = TBD. Date to achieve target, March 2021. 

Note: Info drawn from Public Safety Departmental Plan, 2020-2021.

Starting point: TBD, once a baseline is set.

Performance indicator: Percentage of Canadians who are aware of risks facing their household.

Target: TBD once a baseline is set; date to achieve target, March 2021.

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