In response to Canada's commitment to climate change, environmental performance is an important consideration when making procurement decisions. This online self-paced course introduces the federal government's Policy on Green Procurement and provides detailed strategies for applying its principles throughout the procurement process. Participants will review reasons for buying green and learn to identify what defines a green good or service.
- understanding the Policy on Green Procurement
- identifying the major eco-labels
- applying life-cycle analysis
- defining value for money
- evaluating environmental claims made by suppliers
This course is recognized by the Certification Program for the Federal Government Procurement and Materiel Management Communities, which is managed by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. To learn more about the certification program, consult the Acquired Services and Assets Sector Communities Management Office (ASAS CMO) on GCpedia.
This course is open to all public servants.