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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Commercial Printing: Publications and Flat Print

*RFSO (July 2006) is same as previous for Envelopes; no previous reprographics RFSO and RFSA print services exist

Optional environmental criteria make up to 15 of 100 points on evaluation for Reprographics and Print Services).

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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.

Reprographics/Print Services (first RFSO) previous
RFSO*
current
RFSO
future
RFSO
Supplier Engagement
Evaluation criteria reflect environmental objectives of GOC.  
Yellow
 
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years  
Red
 
Successful bidders' environmental information available - within government  
Red
 
  - publicly  
Red
 
RFSO Green Procurement Criteria
Manufacturer's commitment to the environment
ISO 14000 accreditation  
Red
 
Resource input
Paper certified by FSC, CSA/SFMS, or SFI*  
Yellow
 
Product design
"No frills" publishing mandate in effect
Green

1993
Green
 
Manufacturing/Production
ECP certification (digital/offset printing)  
Yellow
 
Use of Energy Star equipment for internal printing  
Yellow
 
Power saving features on equipment (powerdown, etc.) - Apply to Reprographics only  
Yellow
 
Equipment minimizes emissions of ozone, dust - Apply to Reprographics only  
Yellow
 
Inks used reduce VOCs as much as possible - Does not apply to Reprographics  
Yellow
 
Use of non-toxic or vegetable-based inks - Does not apply to Reprographics  
Yellow
 
Waste material from the production process is minimized.  
Yellow
 
Waste material from the manufacturing process is recycled.  
Yellow
 
Packaging and Distribution
Recyclable packaging.  
Red
 
Disposal
Paper products must be recyclable through conventional office paper collection.  
Red
 
Performance Measures (recommended)
Number of environmental criteria included in RFSOs.      
Maximum % of points awarded for environmental criteria.  
Yellow

10-15%
 

*FSC, CSA/SFMS, or SFI are all forestry certification attesting to the sustainable management of forestry resources related to harvesting for paper production.