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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard – Graphic, Web and Exhibit and Display Design Services

Last updated: 09/10/2009

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Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

INITIATIVES: Last RFx
N/A
Released RFx
2009
Future RFx
2013 or later
Notes:
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement  
Green
Green
 
Suppliers are encouraged to offer or suggest green solutions whenever possible  
Green
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically  
Yellow
Green
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption  
Green
Green
 
Draft reports are sent electronically  
Yellow
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided  
Yellow
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content  
Green
Green
 
Recycle (shred) unneeded copies of non-classified/secure documents  
Green
Green
 
Use of reusable electronic devices is preferred  
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
I. Supplier environmental attributes
General:
ISO 14000 certification  
Red
Yellow
 
Environmental management policies and practices  
Red
Yellow
 
Regular completion of waste audits  
Red
Yellow
 
Sound waste disposal programs  
Red
Yellow
 
Action programs in place to address major environmental impacts associated with service delivery.  
Red
Yellow
 
Environmental action plans and performance measurement programs in suppliers' general operations  
Red
Yellow
 
Energy efficiency measures, such as use of ENERGY STAR qualified equipment where applicable  
Red
Yellow
 
Implementation of processes that minimize chemical consumption and waste  
Red
Yellow
 
Suppliers must complete carbon assessments  
Red
Yellow
 
Consider the complete lifecycle of products and services provided  
Red
Yellow
 
Graphic Design and Exhibit Design Services
Proofs for client review and approval available electronically  
Yellow
Green
 
II. Supplier Operations When Delivering Service (Specific to Service)
General
Eco-labels that indicate certification of supplier processes as environmentally preferable  
Yellow
Green
 
Administrative practices that result in reduced paper use  
Yellow
Green
 
Documents printed in duplex (double sided) format  
Yellow
Green
 
Printed documents in black and white format  
Yellow
Green
 
Efficient use of electric equipment to conserve energy  
Yellow
Green
 
Graphic Design and Exhibit Design Services
Efficient use of electric equipment to conserve energy  
Yellow
Green
 
Encourage electronic distribution of proofs  
Yellow
Green
 
Selection of printing processes with reduced hazardous chemicals  
Yellow
Green
 
Use of vegetable-based inks whenever possible  
Yellow
Green
 
III. Specifications Relating to Goods and Equipment Used in Service Delivery
Consider Eco-labels that indicate certification of goods and/or equipment as being environmentally preferable  
Yellow
Green
 
Paper should be certified as originating from sustainably managed forests (CSA, FSC or SFI, or Ecologo certification)  
Green
Green
 
Paper should have a minimum recycled content of 30% (pre or post consumer waste)  
Green
Green
 
Vehicles powered by low emissions fuels  
Yellow
Green
 
Fuels consumed should be environmentally preferable  
Yellow
Green
 
Use double sided printing for reports and documents  
Green
Green
 
Electronic distribution of documents to reduce paper consumption  
Green
Green
 
All energy-using products should meet ENERGY STAR high energy performance specifications or equivalent  
Yellow
Green
 
Minimization of secondary packaging  
Yellow
Green
 
Recycled content in secondary packaging  
Yellow
Green
 
Reuse of secondary packaging, where possible  
Yellow
Green
 
End product components (ie. Paper and materials) are recyclable and/or reusable.  
Yellow
Green