United Nations’ (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

CCOHS’ activities and initiatives support the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) and objectives such as: the promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all by protecting labour rights and through the promotion of safe and secure working environments for all workers; and by promoting a work environment that is both accountable and inclusive at all levels.

While CCOHS is bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act, it is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy (DSDS). Nevertheless, CCOHS 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, CCOHS 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.

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) Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target Starting point(s) Performance indicator(s) Target(s) Program(s) in which the departmental actions will occur
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement Support for green procurement will be strengthened, including guidance, tools and training for public service employees As a Small Department and Agency (SDA) CCOHS has not yet prepared a DSDS and does not expect to do so until November 2023. FSDS: Greening Government
Not yet developed Internal Services