Purchaser Profile

Shared Services Canada
Computers & Displays, Imaging Equipment, Mobile Phones, Servers        
National Government

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 4 Stars

2018 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2017 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2016 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

2015 EPEAT Purchaser Award – 1 Star

EPEAT Benefits

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT criteria, the 208,780 EPEAT-registered IT products purchased by Procurement and Vendor Relations – Shared Services Canada in 2018 will result in environmental impact reductions including:

  • Reduce use of primary materials by 13,710 metric tons, equivalent to the weight of 2,637 elephants
  • Avoid the disposal of 123 metric tons of hazardous waste, equal to the weight of 1,018 refrigerators
  • Eliminate the equivalent of 471 U.S. households’ solid waste for a year—876 metric tons
  • Avoidance of 82 metric tons of water pollutant emissions

Energy-Related Savings
EPEAT’s requirement that registered products meet, and often exceed, the latest ENERGY STAR specifications means these products will consume less energy throughout their useful life, resulting in:

  • Savings of 68,508 MWh of electricity—enough to power 5,639 U.S. households for a year
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 32,710 metric tons of CO2 equivalents—equal to taking 7,004 average U.S. passenger cars off the road for a year
  • $5,661,160 in lifetime cost savings


(a) In support of the Canadian Federal Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy, which includes policies on Green Procurement, the system manufacturers must commit to a comprehensive, nationally recognised environmental standard for:
(i) The reduction or elimination of environmentally hazardous materials
(ii) Design for reuse and recycling
(iii) Energy efficiency
(iv) End of Life Management for reuse and recycling
(v) Environmental stewardship in the manufacturing process
(vi) Packaging
(b) All desktop, monitors and mobile devices must be certified through the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Gold level.
(c) In addition to the mandatory EPEAT Gold certification, the OEM must comply and be verified for Third-party certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing organizations.
(d) Notebooks must be Energy Star 5.2 certified as per the mandatory requirements of EPEAT.
(e) In addition to the EPEAT levels specified all desktop system manufacturer must include 80Plus, Gold level certified, high efficiency power supplies in their default offering.
(f) All monitors must have a user detection sensor. This system switches the monitor into a low power or off state once the user is out of range (e.g. not directly in front).
(g) All monitors must be TCO Development Display 05 certified.
(h) When requested, all NMSO (National Master Standing Offer) suppliers must ship their products using bulk packaging. That packaging must conform to the CGSB (Canadian Government Standards Board) standard, CGSB-43.168-2014.
(i) The system manufacturer must be a member in good standing of a recognized entity specifically established to address end-of-life electronics recycling and reuse in Canada. This entity must demonstrate an investment in environmental stewardship, and must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
(j) In pursuit of responsible supply chain management the WTD (Workplace Technology Device) NMSO (National Master Standing Offer) Benchmark Testing process, preference will be shown to those manufacturers who are a member in good standing with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition.
(k) Through the process described above preference will be shown to those manufacturers who publish their environmental stewardship levels through an ECMA-370 Eco Declaration.

$295,385,000 CDN (2018)