Sustainable Development Strategy

Passing the Federal Sustainable Development Act in 2008 signaled a change in how the Government of Canada would fulfill its commitment to sustainable development. The Act called for a comprehensive approach representing all of government through a Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) that is updated every three years. This approach, currently in its second cycle, provides a whole-of-government view of actions to achieve environmental sustainability, is integrated into core federal planning and reporting, and is supported by a robust measurement strategy.

The 2013-2016 FSDS, released in November 2013, outlines federal priorities and actions to achieve environmental sustainability for the second cycle.

More information on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Veterans Affairs Canada contributes to Goal 7, “Waste and Asset Management” of Theme IV of the FSDS, “Shrinking the Environmental Footprint - Beginning with Government.”

VAC reports on objectives and plans that comply with, and contribute to, the FSDS annually thorough the Report on Plans and Priorities and the Departmental Performance Report.

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