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Capturing Our Impact: Tracking Social Procurement KPIs

The CCSP met for the 6th Peer Exchange of the year on October 19th, focussed on tracking and measuring social procurement KPIs.

Wherever an organization is on their sustainable procurement journey, it’s never too early to start tracking KPIs and measure the Program’s impacts. KPIs should be tracked across all four pillars of sustainable procurement, but this month’s Peer Exchange dove into discussion on the social pillar. CCSP members heard from two organizations at different stages of their measurement journey: the City of Calgary and the City of Winnipeg.

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Fostering Indigenous Culture Through Procurement

The CCSP was excited to kick off the second half of the 2023 programming on September 21st. In the spirit of the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th, this month’s topic was Economic Reconciliation: Attracting Indigenous Suppliers.

Procuring with Indigenous businesses within the public sector not only aligns with the Government of Canada’s TRC Call to Action 92: Business and Reconciliation, but also helps support the growth and preservation of Indigenous companies, communities, and culture. As such, it is important that the public sector engages with Indigenous suppliers to help foster the economic resilience and cultural safety of Indigenous peoples.

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Federal Government Incentivizes Supplier Climate Action via New Standard on Disclosure and Target Setting

The CCSP sat for the fourth Peer Exchange of the year on June 22nd. In this session, members received a special update directly from the Federal Government on its new Standard on the Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Setting of Reduction Targets. 

On April 1st, 2023, a new Federal Standard came into effect to further incentivize Canadian businesses to take action on reducing their carbon emissions. The Standard on the Disclosure of GHG Emissions and Setting of Reduction Targets applies to Federal procurements over $25 million and requires suppliers to measure and disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adopt a science-based target to reduce their emissions (in line with the Paris Agreement). Based on data from 2018 – 2021, this new Standard is projected to influence around 140 contract per year.

CCSP members heard from senior representatives from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to learn more about how this standard is being implemented in procurement and the new disclosure initiative being managed by the Federal Government.

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