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Green Procurement Plan – Part B: Scorecard – Generators

Last updated: 06-04-2011

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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
2005
Upcoming RFx
2011
Future RFx
2015
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
Yellow
Green
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Red
Yellow
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
Yellow
Green
 
Reduction/Reuse
Goods and Services group has taken action to encourage reduction in consumption.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Goods and Services group has taken action to encourage sharing of surplus assets.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Goods and Services group has identified alternatives to procurement.
Red
Red
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
Red
Yellow
Green
 
– publicly
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Green products are identified in supplier catalogues
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers take an environmental performance survey
Red
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
1. Supplier's commitment to the environment
Supplier's environmental policy statement
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier has history on environmental initiatives.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier has conducted waste audit.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Supplier has plans for environmental improvements.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
ISO 14000 accreditation or equivalent
Red
Yellow
Yellow
 
2. Resource input
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
Equipment must meet or exceed U.S. EPA and EU emissions standards
Green
Green
Green
 
Equipment must be CSA approved
Green
Green
Green
 
Batteries and mercury containing lamps should be easily removable
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers should meet WEEE specifications.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
Equipment should be certified RoHS
Red
Yellow
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
 
Recycled materials are used to produce the packaging.
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers shorten transportation routes whenever possible
Red
Yellow
Green
 
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, care, and repair instructions.
Red
Green
Green
 
Warranty for 2 to 5 years, according to product.
Red
Yellow
Green
 
7. Disposal
Program exists to recondition, reuse, or recycle parts
Red
Yellow
Green