I noticed in the report or discussion paper you delivered last week, whose title I've forgotten, that one of the things you included in your conclusion was that:
Managing sustainable development begins at the planning stage of the “Plan, Do, Check, Improve” management cycle. It involves considering interrelated environmental, economic, and social effects and considering policy and program objectives over an intergenerational time-frame. This integrated and long-term approach is a particularly challenging aspect of managing sustainable development.
I noticed that on page 12 of the government's strategy, there is a reference to the fact that:
Where the system has no mechanisms for continuous improvement, the Strategy implements the cycle of “plan, do, check, improve” that is incorporated in the EMS and CESI procedures.
Moreover, on page 5 of the report, there is a reference to the EMS procedure under the heading, “Linking Sustainable Development to Core Planning and Reporting”. The report refers to the “key process” of EMS “by which the federal government plans, monitors and reports on all of its activities”, involving five major stages.
I would be grateful for your comment on that. First of all, am I reading it right that the strategy is pretty congruent with your recommendation on that “plan, do, check, improve” approach?