DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP) FY 2015
This annual update of the DoD Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan establishes the path by which DoD will advance our mission by ensuring the longevity of critical resources; minimizing long-term costs; addressing environmental, safety, and occupational health considerations; and advancing technologies and practices that further the Department's sustainability goals. The SSPP addresses climate change, which is having an impact on national security, whether by contributing to global instability, opening passages through the Arctic, or increasing sea level and storm surge near our coastal installations. We are actively integrating climate considerations across the full spectrum of our activities to ensure a ready and capable force. Our efforts will improve the resiliency of our fixed installations and further embed sustainability considerations into the conduct of DoD business.
DoD’s SSPP comprises four objectives with eight goals and 20 sub-goals. The objectives, goals, and sub-goals are as follows:
Sub-Goal 1.1 Energy Intensity of Facilities Reduced 30% from FY 2003 Levels by FY 2015 and 37.5% by FY 2020
Sub-Goal 1.2 By FY 2020, Produce or Procure Energy from Renewable Sources in an Amount that Represents at Least 18% of Electricity Consumed by Facilities
Sub-Goal 1.3 Use of Petroleum Products by Vehicle Fleets Reduced 30% from FY 2005 Levels by FY 2020
Several of the SSPP objectives, goals, and sub-goals relate to sustainable procurement. For example, progress toward Goals 1 and 2 can be achieved through procurement of energy and water efficient technologies as well as biofuels. Sub-Goal 7.1, however, explicitly directs 95% of procurement to be conducted sustainably.Several of the SSPP objectives, goals, and sub-goals relate to sustainable procurement. For example, progress toward Goals 1 and 2 can be achieved through procurement of energy and water efficient technologies as well as biofuels. Sub-Goal 7.1, however, explicitly directs 95% of procurement to be conducted sustainably.
The DoD’s SSPP establishes metrics for the enumerated objectives, goals, and sub-goals. For Sub-Goal 7.1 95% of Procurement Conducted Sustainably, the SSPP sets the following metric:
The percent of contract actions (new contracts and modifications) that adhere to the principles of sustainability by containing requirements for (as relevant and where such products and services meet DoD performance requirements): energy-efficient (ENERGY STAR or Federal Energy Management Program [FEMP] designated), water-efficient, biobased, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, containing recycled content, and/or are non-toxic or less-toxic alternatives. The sub-goal applies to products and services, including task and delivery orders, but excluding the acquisition of weapon systems and their components and spare parts.
The annual targets set by the SSPP for Sub-Goal 7.1 are 95% of procurement conducted sustainably from 2011 to 2020.