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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 2014 Sustainability Performance

Find out how PNNL actually stacked up against the triple-bottom line of social, economic and environmental performance in the 2014 Sustainability Report.

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 2014 facts and figures, please click around the rest of the site and find out the easiest ways to be part of "Sustainability in Action!"

2014 Awards Received

  • 2014 Green Living Program of the Year Award from the City of Richland.
  • 2014 Environmental Management Systems award from the Eastern Washington Chapter of Academy of Certified Hazardous Material Managers for establishing and maintaining a sustainable campus.

PNNL Sustainability




Sustainability Reports

PNNL Sustainability Report for 2014
2014 Sustainability Report

FY 2016 Plan

FY 2016 PNNL Site Sustainability Plan

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