Goals for Sandia

These are goals in which Pollution Prevention (P2) participates, supports, or manages.

Environmental Management Systems

  • Continue implementation of existing Environmental Management Systems. (EO 13514)
  • Department of Energy (DOE) will build on existing Environmental Management Systems to implement goals articulated in the Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. (DOE SSPP) (DOE O 436.1)

Sustainable Acquisition

  • Ensure 95% of new contracts each year require sustainable acquisition. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)
  • Ensure procurement preference for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-registered electronic products. (EO 13514)
    • Sandia will achieve 90% EPEAT Gold applicable purchases (P2 Plan)
  • Procure Energy Star and Federal Energy Management Program designated electronic equipment. (EO 13514)

Waste Reduction

  • Divert 50% or more of non-hazardous solid waste by FY2015. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)
    • Sandia will divert at least 65% in FY2012 (P2 Plan) (SNL EMS)
  • Divert 50% or more of construction and demolition waste by FY2015. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)
    • Sandia will divert at least 65% in FY2012 (P2 Plan) (SNL EMS)
  • Increase diversion of compostable and organic material. (DOE SSPP)
    • Reduce plastic contamination and increase organic materials diverted. (SNL SSP)
  • Implement high-priority actions from the FY2009 Recycling Opportunity Assessment (SNL SSP)
  • Disposition all excess electronic products in an environmentally sound manner. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)
    • Support the development of a corporate policy regarding the disposition of surplus high-performance computing assets. (P2 Plan)
  • Reduce waste generation by increasing sustainable purchasing and recycling. (DOE SSPP)
  • Zero Waste to the Landfill by 2025 (P2 Plan)
  • Integrate environmental considerations into Lean/Six Sigma projects and events. (P2 Plan)

Source Reduction

  • Implement source reduction to minimize waste and pollutant generation. (EO 13514)
  • Minimize the acquisition, use, and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)
  • Reduce paper use. (EO 13514) (DOE SSPP)