Goals and Reporting

There are several federal guidelines, standards, and goals related to sustainability. CDC meets federal mandates and guidance in our everyday operations and when planning sustainability initiatives.

Executive Order Goals
Sustainability Scorecard

Each year, HHS outlines recent achievements and planned initiatives among Executive Order goal areas in its Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan, including:

  • Sustainable buildings
  • Clean and renewable energy
  • Water use efficiency and management
  • Fleet management
  • Sustainable acquisitions
  • Pollution prevention and waste reduction
  • Electronic stewardship and data centers

The Office of Management and Budget creates a sustainability scorecard at the end of each fiscal year for each federal agency to measure goal attainment in comparison to other agencies. Agencies receive a green, yellow, or red score, corresponding to their success in meeting each goal during the year.

FY 2021 CDC Sustainability Scorecard [PDF – 189 KB]