The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal government in smart business solutions, approaches and technology. DHS is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy, water and waste at its facilities, and operating high-performance sustainable buildings and fleets. Efforts to enhance sustainability and resilience of DHS assets and infrastructure include:
- Provide expert technical support to Components as needed, to include NEPA reviews, Environmental audits, On-Board Reviews, and energy audits.
- Stand-up a climate change and resiliency functional area
- Lead the Federal Government in resiliency and sustainability planning
The Department will standardize and integrate mission support services, solutions and processes, where appropriate, based on best practices.
DHS has three strategic sustainability goals:
- Leadership in sustainable law enforcement
- Strategic transformation towards sustainable business processes
- Human capital investment to raise awareness of sustainable practices and how employees can support the Department.
DHS uses the Scorecard on Sustainability and Energy as a benchmark to identify and track the best opportunities to reduce pollution, improve efficiency and cut costs. Based on scorecard benchmarks, DHS will update its Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan and post it on this website.
Last Published Date: March 9, 2020