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Sustainability at PNNL

We believe that our triple-bottom-line approach to managing Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's sustainability performance—including the environmental, social, and economic pillars—makes us better stewards by helping us think holistically about the impact of our work, while focusing on what is most important to our stakeholders. In this way, we foster the long-term success of the organization.

Interdisciplinary teams coordinate to make sustainability integral to both our research and our operations. We "walk the talk" by applying our own scientific discoveries and innovations, as well as sustainability best practices, to our own research and operations. We challenge ourselves to set priorities and continually improve performance for the benefit of our employees, our organization, and our community.

PNNL's 2013 Sustainability Performance revealed

Find out how PNNL actually stacked up against the triple-bottom line of social, economic and environmental performance in the 2013 Sustainability Report now available on-line. (No PDF or printed booklet was produced this year; all reporting is available on-line only.)

PNNL is among a few sites in the federal sector using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting framework to measure and improve our sustainability performance. After you peruse the 2013 facts and figures, please click around the rest of the site and find out the easiest ways to be part of "Sustainability in Action!"

2013 DOE Sustainability Awards Received

PNNL won two prestigious Sustainability Awards in 2013 from the Department of Energy for our "Sustainable Campus" and "Innovative and Holistic Approach."

PNNL Sustainability




Sustainability Reports

PNNL Sustainability Report for 2013
2013 Sustainability Report (on-line only)

FY 2015 Plan

FY 2015 PNNL Site Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Highlights

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