Affirming our support for Executive Orders 14008 and 14057, "Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad" and "Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability," the Department of Labor is committed to proactive and visible leadership in resilience, environmental justice, and climate adaptation.
We will improve best practices across all mission activities to ensure a safer world for today’s workers and a healthier planet for future generations.
Earth Day 2023
- Earth Day 2023 (PDF)
Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning
The annual Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan is an ongoing program to ensure robust federal mission resilience, protect worker safety (before, during, and after climate-related events), mitigate environmental threats to our facilities, and improve our procurement and acquisition stewardship.
We also remain fundamentally committed to environmental justice to safeguard minority populations and low-income communities so that they are not disproportionately negatively affected by acute and long-term climate action strategies.
Annual Sustainability Plans review past actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve our energy and sustainability efforts. The report details our progress in energy management, greenhouse gas emission goals, fleet management, water efficiency, and attention to high performance sustainable building standards.
- 2022 Sustainability Plan (PDF)
Federal agencies are required to report energy consumption and GHG emissions information annually. The Energy Management Data Report is reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who then provides agencies with a "Sustainability Scorecard" to highlight historical performance and progress toward energy and sustainability goals.