Sustainability at PNNL
We believe that our "triple-bottom-line" approach to measuring our sustainability performance—including the environmental, social, and economic pillars—makes us better stewards of the Laboratory and helps us think holistically about the impact of our work, while focusing on what is most important to our organization and stakeholders.
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.
We believe in transparency around our annual performance; therefore, we produce an annual sustainability report to celebrate where we are doing well, while focusing on opportunities for improvement. We use the reporting guidelines established by the Global Reporting Initiative, or GRI — the world's leading sustainability reporting standard. This challenges us to accomplish more and drives priority-setting. It also makes PNNL a great place to work.