The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes efficiency and operational improvements for increased quality, accountability, and stewardship of CDC assets. As part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CDC promotes sustainable workplaces because healthy environments are a requirement for human health. Founded in 2008, the mission of CDC’s Quality and Sustainability Office is to:
- Improve internal efficiency and customer service.
- Promote health and healthy workplace environments.
- Enable public health scientists to translate environmental science into action.
- Enact responsible stewardship of taxpayer funds.
CDC achieves federally mandated sustainability requirements detailed in Federal Executive Order 13693.External HHS determines CDC’s performance goals, outlined in the 2016 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP)Cdc-pdfExternal. Learn more about CDC’s strategic sustainability goals on the Goals and Reporting page.
Under the “Go Green Get Healthy” brand, all CDC campuses take initiative to promote sustainable policies, increase efficiency, and connect sustainability to CDC’s public health mission. Follow @CDCGreenHealthy on Twitter or visit the Sustainable Lifestyle page for tips on how to incorporate sustainable and healthy practices into your lifestyle.