2020–21 Supplementary Information Tables

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Reporting on Green Procurement

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.


Although the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (the Office) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, the Office adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the Office supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.


The following table shows the actions to be taken by the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada (the Office) in support of the goal of greening the government.

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Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations

FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Starting point(s), Performance indicator(s), Target(s) Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025 Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement Applying green procurement to all material and supplies purchased in day to day operations, giving preference to materials containing recycled and post-consumer content and certified by external environmental agencies like EcoLogo and EnergyStar. This actions includes purchasing chlorine free and 100% recycled paper.
  • Dollar value of green procurement of goods as a proportion of total procurement of goods.
  • Percent reduction year-over-year in paper purchased for printing and photocopying for the Office.
The Office is purchasing copy paper made with 100% post-consumer fibre. When possible, office supplies labelled with environmental certified logos are selected first. The Office decreased the amount of paper it purchases especially as employees worked from home in 2020–21.

The Office actions contributed to the following United Nation UN sustainable development goal and target:

  • SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Target 12.7: Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2020–21 reporting cycle, the Office had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produced.

Details on transfer payment programs

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada’s Contribution Program

Start date 2010–11
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation The program is appropriated annually through the Estimates
Fiscal year of terms and conditions 2010–11
Link to departmental result(s) Public sector disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal are dealt with in a timely and effective manner
Link to department’s Program Inventory Disclosure and Reprisal Management Program
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The transfer payment program is pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act and supports the Core Responsibility of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. It provides access to legal advice in a timely and effective matter to qualified individuals and ensuring that the rights to procedural fairness and natural justice are upheld.
Results achieved The transfer payment program provided qualified individuals with access to legal advice about their situation, rights, obligations and assistance in determining their best course of action. In 2020–21, the Office received 60 requests for funding for legal advice under the Act and 24 of those requests were granted.
Findings of audits completed in 2020–21 There were no audit completed during the 2020–21 reporting year
Findings of evaluations completed in 2020–21 There were no evaluation completed during the 2020–21 reporting year. The last completed evaluation was in 2018–19.
Engagement of applicants and recipients in 2020–21 Consultations with applicants and recipients were completed through a survey during the 2018–19 transfer payment program evaluation to assess and receive feedback on the design, delivery, and results of the program

Financial information (in dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2018–19
Actual spending
Actual spending
Planned spending
Total authorities available for use
Actual spending
(authorities used)
(2020–21 Actual minus 2020–21 Planned)
Total contributions 30,148 22,362 50,000 50,000 18,267 (31,733)
Explanation of variances The planned spending is informed on experience and allows for greater spending in years where they may be more demand for the service while the actual spending is a reflection of the number of requests for funding received and approved by the Commissioner

Response to parliamentary committees and external audits

Response to parliamentary committees

There were no parliamentary committee reports requiring a response in 2020–21.

Response to audits conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (including audits conducted by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

There were no audits in 2020–21 requiring a response.

Response to audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

There were no audits in 2020–21 requiring a response.