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Green Procurement Plan - Part B - Scorecard for Printing Services

Offset Printing & variable Imaging (GSIN TO14Q10)

Last updated: 23 July 2010 by PWGSC WR Printing Team

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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.

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RFx
Upcoming
RFx
Future
RFx
Notes:
INITIATIVES: 2007 2010 2013  
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all Services Contracts
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Reports and billing
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically whenever possible.
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Draft reports are sent electronically
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Yellow
Green
Green
 
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Yellow
Green
Green
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND CRITERIA
I. Supplier environmental attributes
ISO 14001 certification
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Environmental management policies and practices
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Regular completion of waste audits
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Sound waste disposal programs
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Environmental action plans and performance measurement programs in suppliers' general operations
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Voluntary environmental initiatives or community-based environmental projects
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Compliance with Forestry Stewardship Council certification (FSC)
Yellow
Green
Green
FSC certification is mandatory for Standing Offers for 2010 RFxs
Compliance with Environmental Choice Program (ECP) – Ecologo program
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
 
Canadian Standards Association Substainable Forest Management Standards (CSA/SFMS)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Minimize the generation of waste and dispose of any waste in an environmentally sound manner
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Design the reuse of waste paper as bookmarks and information cards (Donate to schools)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Reduce hazardous waste and emissions from conversion to lower Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Follow operating and training practices set forth by the Canadian Council for Ministers of the Environment
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Seek and promote use of FSC recycled materials
Yellow
Green
Green
FSC certification is mandatory for Standing Offers for 2010 RFxs
Offer a return policy where any materials can be delivered back for restocking, recycling, or reuse
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Recycle paper, inks, films, plates, and boxes
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Follow Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Move from petroleum to water based chemicals
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Use of vegetable based inks and water based coatings
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Promote the use of electronic products, proofs, communication, FTP site, Computer-to-plate technology
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Select suppliers that practice environmental friendly initiatives
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Seek, use and promote FSC certified products from their suppliers
Yellow
Green
Green
FSC certification is mandatory for Standing Offers for 2010 RFxs
Promote environmental awareness and responsibility within the organization
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Implement programs to reduce waste and recycle residual wastes
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Plates, films, proofs, inks, water, packaging materials, toners, printing paper and office paper are all recycled
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Advise and educate clients about eliminating bleeds, reducing size of publications
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Ensure all print equipment and engines are configured for heat and energy recovery
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
All computers are equipped with energy saving devices
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Recycle program for cardboard, glass, metals, plastic, skids
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Silver recovery units are attached to all film processing devices
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Documents printed in duplex (double sided) format
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Printed documents in black and white format
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Eco-logo certification for digital print services is applied
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Help clients target their printed messages to reduce run size and consumption
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Prepress and pressroom chemicals are disposed in accordance with government regulations
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Partners in Growth program - replant of trees program
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Conduct regular assessments of operation to control and reduce risk to the environment
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Suppliers are required to offer options to minimize packaging requirement on all orders.
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Encourage electronic distribution of documents via Web or at event via USB stick
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Paper should be certified as originating from sustainably managed forests (CSA, FSC or SFI, or Ecologo certification)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
Paper should have a minimum recycled content of 30% (pre or post consumer waste)
Yellow
Yellow
Green
 
II. Performance Measures (Recommended)
Number of environmental criteria included in RFSO & RFSA
Green
Green
Green
 
Maximum % of points awarded for environmental criteria
Green
7%
Green
24%
Green
40%
 
Pass Mark for environmental criteria
Green
60.00%
Green
60.00%
Green
60.00%