Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan FY 2013
The US General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to ensuring the long term viability, security, responsiveness, and efficiency of the Federal Government. As part of this commitment, GSA recognizes its fiduciary obligation to provide Federal agencies with services, products, spaces, and vehicles that allow them to effectively carry out their missions today in a manner that assures and promotes the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the United States tomorrow. GSA also understands its responsibility to the citizens and businesses of the United States, and it remains committed to ensuring that it operates in a fair, efficient, open, and transparent manner.
GSA has demonstrated that "Going Green Saves Green" through the savings and efficiencies generated by its sustainability initiatives. GSA is proud to be a Federal leader in sustainability performance, consistently meeting and, often, exceeding its Federal sustainability mandates and performance goals and earning top marks on its Office of Management and Budget Energy and Sustainability Scorecards.
For fiscal year (FY) 2013 and beyond, GSA will continue to expand on the work it has done thus far: implementing cost-saving energy conservation measures in its facilities; increasing the fuel efficiency of the over 200,000 vehicles in the GSA Fleet; making sustainable products and services more affordable and available to the Federal Government; preparing the Federal Government for the future risks and impacts presented by climate change; conserving water through building and landscaping improvements; reducing waste generation and diverting waste from landfills; and increasing the amount of renewable energy generated at GSA sites.
In carrying out their day-to-day activities, GSA employees are aware that one of their duties is to serve as stewards: stewards of the taxpayers' dollars, stewards of the environment, and stewards of this great nation and its Government. We understand the great responsibility that our organization has in ensuring the sustainability of our Government, and we look forward to continuing to work towards a prosperous and sustainable future with other Federal agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations, and the American people.
Jiyoung C. Park
Senior Sustainability Officer
U.S General Services Administration