Sustainability policies and practices from across the USA.
The GSA declared its long-term goal of reaching a zero environmental footprint (ZEF) and released aggressive greenhouse gas reduction measures, laying out how the agency will reduce its overall greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 30% by 2020.
Through example, GSA is serving as a green proving ground that demonstrates the viability of new green technology and practices. We are leading with our expertise to drive the market for high-performance green products, services, and solutions that support the missions of our clients while meeting or exceeding their sustainability goals. GSA continues to strive for performance excellence, continuous improvement, and the elimination of waste in all of its operations.
Walmart has acknowledged that being an efficient and profitable business and being a good steward of the environment are goals that can work together. Their broad environmental goals include:
- To be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy
- To create zero waste
- To sell products that sustain people and the environment.
In addition Walmart has create a Sustainability Index, With this initiative, Walmart is helping create a more transparent supply chain, driving product innovation and providing customers with information they need to assess products’ sustainability.
Sony has set a series of targets to reach a goal of zero environmental footprint by 2050. Some of those targets include:
- eliminating the use of virgin materials
- reducing water consumed in manufacturing
- reducing the weight per product
- reducing energy us per product