2017-18 Departmental Results Report - Canada Border Services Agency
Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Context for the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016–2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS):

In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision-making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) supports reporting on the implementation of the FSDS and its Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, or equivalent document, through the activities described in this supplementary information table.

2. Sustainable Development in the CBSA

The CBSA’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the Agency’s actions in support of achieving a low-carbon government, a healthy wildlife population, sustainable food and modern and resilient infrastructure. This supplementary information table presents available results for the Agency’s actions pertinent to these goals. Last year’s supplementary information table is posted on the Agency’s website. This year, the CBSA is also noting which United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal target each departmental action contributes to achieving.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

The following tables provide performance information on the departmental actions in support of the FSDS goals listed in section 2.

FSDS goal: low-carbon government
FSDS target FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved†

Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025.

The CBSA’s GHG emissions reductions of 1.1% per year from buildings and fleets relative to fiscal year 2015–16, expressed as a percentage.

Enhance energy efficiency in new construction, major renovation projects and existing buildings by improving lighting, mechanical systems, building envelopes and energy management.

Develop a “Green Team” to initiate action on reducing the CBSA’s carbon footprint.

Commit to a minimum of 4% fleet replacement during 2017–20 (approximately 40 vehicles).

7.1.2

Performance indicator:

Percentage change in energy-related GHG emissions from facilities and fleets relative to fiscal year 2005–06.
[Starting Point: 12.2 kt CO2 eq.]

12.3 kt CO2 eq.
(Increase of 0.8%)

The CBSA maintains its efforts regarding green procurement furthering the implementation of the Federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Maintain efforts regarding green procurement furthering the implementation of the Federal Policy on Green Procurement.

Support Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in their efforts to promote environmental procurement decision‐making by actively partnering with PSPC.

Maintain procurement and materiel management functional specialist training regarding green procurement.

12.7

Performance indicators:

  • 1. Specialists in procurement and materiel management completing the Canada School of Public Service green procurement course or equivalent in the given fiscal year.
  • 2. Percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management who have performance management agreements which contribute to the Green Procurement Approach in the given fiscal year.
  • 3. Percentage of photocopier purchases replaced by multi‐functional devices to reduce the environmental impact associated with the lifecycle of equipment.
  • 4. Percentage of workstation reconfiguration projects in PSPC occupancy within Headquarters using Workplace 2.0 compliant remanufactured or existing re-used furniture componentry (either CBSA‐owned or OGC-transferred). [Starting Point: 2,529.10 m2]
  • 1. 3
  • 2. 75%
  • 3. N/A
  • 4. 75%
FSDS goal: healthy wildlife population
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved†

By 2020, species that are secure remain secure, and populations of species at risk listed under federal law exhibit trends that are consistent with recovery strategies and management plans.

Develop and implement a risk analysis framework and a pathways approach to regulating invasive alien species in Canada.

Prevent the introduction and rapid dispersal of invasive species and disease into Canada via land, air and marine ports of entry.

The CBSA will work with international and domestic partners to prevent the introduction and limit the spread of invasive alien species and develop international standards and processes that reflect Canadian interests.

15.8

Performance indicators:

Wood Packaging Material Pathways

  • 1. Number of commercial containers inspected for wood‐packaging material.
  • 2. Number of interceptions of live pests in wood‐packaging material.
  • 3. Number of containers ordered removed from Canada for reasons of non‐compliance with phytosanitary requirements for wood‐packaging material.
  • 4. Percentage of containers inspected for wood.

Soil Pathways

  • 5. Number of shipments inspected for goods contaminated with soil.
  • 6. Number of shipments contaminated with soil ordered removed from Canada.

Food, Plant and Animal Non-compliant Commodities

  • 7. Number of shipments contaminated with soil cleaned or cleaned and disinfected (and released into Canada.
  • 8. Number and nature of interceptions of non‐compliant food, plant and animal goods.
  • 9. Number of food, plant and animal investigations resulting in conviction.
  • 1. 4,925
  • 2. 16
  • 3. 448
  • 4. 91%
  • 5. 1,910
  • 6. 53
  • 7. 86
  • 8. Not available for 2017-18
  • 9. 0

* This new element shows how departments are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.
† This column is new.

FSDS goal: sustainable food
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved†

Ensure safe and accessible food supply by mitigating risks to animal and plant resources from pests, diseases and other health hazards and prevent risks to health of Canadians.

Work under this goal will support progress toward the 2020 Biodiversity Goals and Targets for Canada and the global conservation objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, in particular by improving the level of biodiversity and wildlife habitat capacity on agricultural lands and maintaining or improving water and soil quality.

The CBSA works in partnership with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to improve the interception of live, forest insect pests in wood packaging and to ensure compliance at the border with the CFIA’s legislation and regulations with respect to plant and animal health.

The CBSA also works with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian provinces to prevent aquatic invasive species, such as Asian carp and zebra mussels, from entering Canada, as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada to prevent the introduction into Canada of invasive terrestrial animals and wild animal diseases.

2.4

Performance indicators:

Same as performance indicators for “FSDS Goal: Healthy Wildlife Population”

Target:

By 2020, pathways of invasive species introductions and risk-based management plans are in place for priority pathways and species

Same as results for “FSDS Goal: Healthy Wildlife Population”

* This new element shows how departments are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.
† This column is new.

FSDS goal: modern and resilient infrastructure
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Support for UN Sustainable Development Goal target* Starting point(s), target(s) and performance indicator(s) for departmental actions Results achieved†

By the end of 2025–26, invest $20 billion in funding for green infrastructure initiatives that reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resilience and environmental quality.

The CBSA will continue to use the Real Property Sustainability Framework to define its custodian’s approach to managing the environmental performance of new construction, build-to‐lease projects, major renovations, operation and maintenance of existing CBSA‐owned buildings, and new lease or lease renewal projects over 1,000 m2.

In support of the sustainable design approach, the CBSA will continue to implement its Real Property Sustainability Toolkit to foster improved decision-making when constructing, commissioning, operating or dismantling a building. The toolkit includes a framework, checklist and policy suite. It encourages a healthy, sustainably designed workplace that promotes the well‐being and productivity of employees and the communities in which they work.

9.4

Performance indicators:

  • 1. Percentage of existing CBSA‐owned buildings and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1,000 m2), and associated floor space (m2), assessed for environmental performance using industry‐recognized assessment tools (BOMA BEST).
    [Starting Point: 0]
  • 2. Percentage of existing CBSA-owned buildings and new lease or lease renewal projects (over 1,000 m2), and associated floor space (m2), achieving an industry‐recognized level of high environmental performance (Green Globe – 3 Globes).
    [Starting Point: 0]
  • 3. Total number of fit‐up and refit projects achieving an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance. [Starting Point: 0]

Target:

  • 1. Up to 10% per year
  • 2. 50% of CBSA-owned buildings by 2025; 50% of renewal projects
  • 3. 50% of construction projects
  • 1. N/A
  • 2. N/A
  • 3. N/A

* This new element shows how departments are contributing to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets.
† This column is new.

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2017–18 reporting cycle, the CBSA considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes.  As the CBSA did not develop any initiatives that required a detailed Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were released.

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