March 20, 2019
SPI welcomes the opportunity to participate in the development of Canada’s 2019-2022 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The 2019-2022 FSDS marks continued progress in developing a holistic approach to monitoring advancement towards sustainable development in Canada. In particular, steps to expand the scope of the FSDS across departments is a welcome move to embed sustainability throughout government. However, there remains room for improvement. Notable gaps in setting measurable targets and goals for material waste reduction present opportunities for the continued development of Canada’s FSDS.