Mission and Vision

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. CDC’s sustainability mission 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 Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, and Executive Order 14057 Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability. HHS determines CDC’s performance goals, outlined in the HHS Sustainability Report and Implementation Plan. Learn more about CDC’s strategic sustainability goals on the Goals and Reporting page.