Sustainability Report 2009: Sustain the Mission, Secure the Future
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (INSTALLATIONS LOGISTICS AND ENVIRONMENT) WASHINGTON DC
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Training, equipping, and supporting the Armys operations requires significant land, resources, and people. The weapons and tactics used to prepare Soldiers for their mission, such as incendiary munitions, explosives, and heavy armored vehicles, appear to stand in stark contrast to visions of sustainability. However, pursuing sustainable practices for its environment and community improves the Armys ability to organize, equip, train, and deploy Soldiers by meeting their future needs, and the needs of their Families and Army Civilians. Writing a report does not make the Army sustainable, but it helps to identify where the Army may need to refocus. This report marks the second annual Army Sustainability Report ASR, highlighting Army programs and progress in implementing sustainable practices in 2008. The publication of the first report on the Armys 2007 practices in September 2008 served as a model for other major federal entities, such as the Air Force, General Services Administration, Department of State, and United States Postal Service, that have published reports using the Global Reporting Initiative GRI sustainability reporting framework.
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