Wednesday November 16, 2011
What is it?
The Army Sustainability Report 2010, released by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, is a key component in publicly communicating Army sustainability initiatives, improvements and accomplishments. The document provides an overview of Army operations and presents a quantitative and qualitative assessment of Army progress in the Army's core enterprises: human capital; training and operations; materiel and acquisitions; services and infrastructure.
What has the Army done?
The Army's senior leadership initiated a comprehensive sustainability campaign plan to institutionalize sustainability throughout the Army's core enterprises. The Army Sustainability Report 2010 reveals related successes, including:
A 17.2 percent reduction in accidental military fatalities (per 1,000 service members) during fiscal 2009, and a 12.6 percent decrease in civilian lost time and fatal claims (per 1,000 civilians).
Improved family support programs, including building 127 new child development centers and 23 new youth centers between fiscal years 2008 - 2009 and extending operating hours at these and similar facilities.
An 297.6 percent increase in the number of supporting communities signing Army Community Covenant support agreements, with 338 covenants in place at the end of fiscal 2009, up from only 85 at the end of fiscal 2008.
A 28.4 percent reduction in hazardous waste disposal in fiscal year 2008, compared to calendar year 2007.
An increase in the recycling rate for solid waste and construction demolition debris from 58 percent in fiscal 2008 to 60 percent in 2009.
A 42.3 percent reduction in new environmental enforcement actions, with only 75 new actions received in fiscal 2009 as compared to 130 new actions the year before.
An 25.3 percent increase in the number of acres protected by the Army Compatible Use Buffer partnerships from fiscal 2008, with a total of 120,607 acres protected in fiscal 2009.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army's plan is to appropriately manage our natural resources with a goal of net zero to ensure success of our primary mission of securing, protecting, and defending this nation, while reducing costs and sustaining or increasing overall performance
Why is this important to the Army?
This and future Sustainability Reports will serve as road maps to relate ongoing and new sustainability efforts that are moving forward in support of our primary mission.
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