Sustainability

EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

Background

  • The President signed the Executive Order (EO) on January 24, 2007.
  • Implementing instructions were issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on March 30, 2007.
  • EO 13423 was codified into law with H.R. 1105 Omnibus Appropriations Act (September 30, 2009)

Purpose of the EO

  • Directed Federal agencies to “lead by example in advancing our nation’s energy security and environmental performance.”
  • Consolidated three areas (environment, energy, transportation) into one EO
    • Consolidated and strengthened five previous Executive Orders and two memorandums of understanding, and established new and updated goals, practices, and reporting requirements for environmental, energy, and transportation performance and accountability. 

DoD Implementation

  • The EO WG developed and implemented the Toxic Chemical and Hazardous Reduction Plan, Electronics Stewardship Plan, Green Procurement Strategy, and Sustainable Installations Policy.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) conducted a gap analysis of existing DoD Policy that met the requirements of the EO, as well as identified any discrepancies.
  • Developed an internal EO Scorecard to measure implementation progress.
  • Continued to improve processes and procedures to implement the requirements of EO 13423 and the Energy Independence and Security Act, as well as a long-term, integrated sustainability strategy.
  • Applied an "Enterprise Management Structure" across functional disciplines following the ISO 14001 management model of Plan, Do, Check, Act.