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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard - Electrical and Electronic Supplies and Components

Last updated: April 22, 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
2007
Current
RFx
2009
Future
RFx
2010/11
Notes:
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all Contracts
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement.
Red
Green
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Red
Green
Green
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption.
Red
Green
Green
 
Draft reports are sent electronically
Red
Green
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided.
Red
Green
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content.
Red
Green
Green
 
Reduction/Reuse
Commodity group has taken action to encourage reduction in consumption.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Commodity group has taken action to encourage sharing of surplus assets.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Commodity group has identified alternatives to procurement.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier Engagement
Survey of suppliers to identify environmental features of products.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Successful bidders' environmental information available
  • within government
  • publicly
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Green products are identified in supplier catalogues.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Suppliers take an environmental performance survey.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Supplier's commitment to the environment
Supplier's environmental policy statement.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Supplier has history on environmental initiatives.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Supplier has conducted waste audit.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Supplier has plans for environmental improvements.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
ISO 14000 accreditation or equivalent.
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
2. Resource input
Use of non-organic solvent-based adhesives.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Metal components finished using low VOC emitting technology.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Metal parts contain recycled content.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Plastic parts contain recycled content.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Major rigid plastic parts stamped with composition code for recycling.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers offer products that contain bio-based plastics over petroleum-derived plastics.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Ensure that all raw materials used in production are free of hazardous substances.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
3. Product design
Batteries and mercury containing lamps should be easily removable.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers should meet WEEE specifications.
Red
Green
Green
 
Equipment should be certified RoHS.
Red
Green
Green
 
4. Manufacturing
Waste material from the manufacturing process is minimized.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Waste material from the manufacturing process is recycled.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
5. Packaging and Distribution
Packaging is designed to minimize waste.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Recyled materials are used to produce the packaging.
Green
Green
Green
 
Suppliers shorten transportation routes whenever possible.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Suppliers transport products using ships and railroads.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Reduce the amount of printing on packaging.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
6. Use and Maintenance
Product is accompanied by clear maintenance and repair instructions.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Warranty for 10 to 20 years, according to product.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
7. Disposal
Product buy or take back program.
Red
Red
Yellow
 
Program exists to recondition, reuse, or recycle parts.
Red
Red
Yellow