The Office of Greening Government Operations (OGGO) was created in April 2005 within Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). OGGO's mandate is to accelerate the greening of the government's operations by working closely with other federal departments, particularly Treasury Board Secretariat and Environment Canada.
OGGO works with other departments and agencies on a wide range of greening government operations (GGO) activities. It provides advice and guidance, develops policy and performance measures, and monitors and compiles results.
Other PWGSC branches and sectors also support government-wide GGO initiatives through their common service provider offerings.
With the support of PWGSC, departments and agencies are responsible for minimizing their own environmental footprint.
Activities for which OGGO provides support include:
- Green Procurement;
- Green Information Technology;
- Green Office Practices;
- Sustainable Buildings;
- Fleet Management;
- Waste Management.