2019
Public Sector
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Laure Gérard, geo., MSc

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Taking initiative and working both within and beyond their individual mandates, Annick and Laure have led multiple initiatives to improve the social and environmental impacts of Federal Government procurement practices. Starting by initially identifying the types of procurement that produced the highest GHGs, they began by understanding and eventually implementing sustainability measurements where they could have the greatest impact, while seeking to eventually impose such criteria across the board.  These upgraded policies require both thought around implementation – and lots of training and collaboration, but are now underway, with the development of sustainable criteria for 10 goods and services categories including some innovative and important projects such as the G7 Summit and a new hostelling based working spaces. Meeting sustainability objectives typically counts for 5-10 % of the assessment criteria.