President Biden has charged the U.S. Federal Government to lead by example by sustainably managing its footprint of over 300,000 buildings, over 600,000 vehicles, and $650 billion spent annually on goods and services. He issued Executive Order 14008 during his first week of office, calling on the Federal Government to align its management of property and procurement to support robust climate action while creating new jobs and catalyzing the country's clean energy industries.
Along with agency partners, the Office of Federal Chief Sustainability Officer is leading the development of the Federal Government's plan to create jobs and stimulate clean energy industries by revitalizing sustainability efforts, transitioning the Federal fleet to zero emission vehicles and powering Federal operations using 100 percent 24/7 carbon pollution-free electricity. The Federal Government will lead by example to help achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer is part of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The Federal Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) leads development of policies, programs, and partnerships to advance sustainability and climate resilient Federal operations. On February 9, 2021, President Biden appointed Andrew Mayock to serve as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Read Andrew Mayock's bio.
Federal agencies appoint an Agency Chief Sustainability Officer to lead agency-wide implementation of sustainability and climate adaptation policy and meet the President's goals and priorities. See the list of Agency Chief Sustainability Officers.