Fermilab has developed the Sustainable Acquisition program to support Fermilab’s commitment to an executive order regarding federal leadership in environmental, energy and economic performance. To comply with the order, Fermilab must ensure, through sustainable acquisition, that 95 percent of actions in contracts, including task and delivery orders for products and services, are energy efficient, water efficient, bio-based, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, contain recycled content or are non-toxic or less-toxic alternatives.
The new training is one aspect of Fermilab’s Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization program and will help Fermilab to reduce its impact on the environment. The training is a short (12-minute), online presentation that explains employees’ responsibilities in regards to sustainable acquisition. The training also introduces employees to the SA webpage, which is a useful tool for product research.