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HHS Sustainability

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Focusing on Sustainable and Responsible Development

What does Sustainability mean?

Sustainability means living in such a way now, as to not sacrifice the well-being of future generations. In other words, society and its members meet their needs in the present while preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems indefinitely. Sustainability has a clear connection to health, as living sustainably leads to a healthy, prolonged life, and climate change can lead to detrimental health issues.

HHS outlines its path towards sustainable operation and efficiency in the 2014 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. In this plan, HHS put forth specific reduction goals that would cut consumptions and emissions, while increasing productivity and transparency. While specific program areas work on meeting these aggressive goals, one can’t forget that becoming more sustainable is up to all of us.

HHS Sustainability Plan

2014 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

This PDF, 2014 HHS Sustainability Performance Plan, is currently being remediated for 508 compliance. The remediation is anticipated to be complete by November 30, 2014. In the interim, if you need accessibility assistance with the PDF, please contact Ted Kozak at 202-657-9476 or Theodore.Kozak@hhs.gov.

2013 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

2012 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

2011 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

2011 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan Summary

2010 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

HHS Sustainability Scorecard

HHS FY2013 Sustainability Scorecard

HHS FY2013 Sustainability Scorecard Narrative

HHS FY2012 Sustainability Scorecard

HHS FY2011 Sustainability Scorecard

HHS FY2010 Sustainability Scorecard

HHS FY2009 Sustainability Scorecard

Additional Resources

Our Past Accomplishments

Meet the HHS' Chief Sustainability Officer

HHS Strategic Plan Meets HHS Sustainability Plan

Executive Order 13514


Content created by Assist. Sec./Administration - Program Support Center
Content last reviewed on October 31, 2014