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                                         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Performance Track Sixth  Annual  Progress  Report
Program Highlights
  What is Performance

  EPA's National Environmental
  Performance Track program (Per-
  formance Track) is a public-private
  partnership that encourages
  continuous environmental im-
  provement through environmental
  management systems, community
  outreach, and measurable results.
  Performance Track recognizes and
  drives environmental excellence
  by encouraging facilities with
  strong environmental records to
  go above and beyond their legal
  requirements. In partnership with
  EPA, members voluntarily commit
  to typically four public, measur-
  able goals to improve the quality
  of our nation's air, water, and land.
  Members include major corpora-
  tions, small businesses, and public
  facilities that are steering a course
  toward environmental excellence—
  and setting an example for others
  to follow.
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  Performance Track and
  its members, please visit
       erformance Track continues to
       grow as an important volun-
       tary approach that recognizes
and drives environmental excellence
among private and public facilities. The
program welcomed 110 new members
in 2007, increasing the  membership
base to nearly 500 and expanding into
three new states—Alaska, Hawaii, and
North Dakota. There are now Perfor-
mance Track members in 49 states
and Puerto Rico, representing every
major industrial sector. In addition, a
record 92 percent of the 177 Perfor-
mance Track facilities whose member-
ships expired in 2007 submitted
renewal applications.
Many of the program's new members
are in the public sector, including a
U.S. Veteran's Administration facility,
several U.S. Air Force bases, a number
of U.S. Postal Service facilities, and a
municipal wastewater treatment facility.
New private-sector facilities include
those from large companies such as
Coca-Cola, Baxter Healthcare, 3M,
and Covanta.
In addition to attracting new members,
Performance Track added new goals in
2007 to encourage greater environmen-
tal progress. Working with the Wildlife
Habitat Council, Performance Track
implemented a new challenge goal for
members that encourages more habitat
                                               restoration in local communities.
                                               For renewing members, the program
                                               added the option of alternate goals to
                                               promote "outside the box" innovation
                                               and achievement. More than two dozen
                                               renewing members in 2007 chose to set
                                               alternate goals.
                                               Performance Track also continued to
                                               foster public-private collaboration to
                                               meet environmental needs. In 2007,
                                               the state of Colorado approved an
                                               effort initiated by Performance Track
                                               member Kodak Colorado Division to
                                               work in partnership with state and local
                                               entities to improve water quality moni-
                                               toring of the Cache la Poudre River
                                               near Greeley Colorado.
                                               To date, the combined environmental
                                               effort of all Performance Track member
                                               facilities has resulted in cumulative
                                               reported reductions in water use by
                                               3.66 billion gallons, greenhouse gas
                                               reductions of 309,780 metric tons of
                                               carbon dioxide equivalent, and conser-
                                               vation of 16,809 acres of habitat. Many
                                               of the members' achievements ad-
                                               dress  issues that are vital to the health
                                               of our planet but are not covered
                                               by current regulations.
                      National Environmental Performance Track—Recognizing and Driving Environmental Excellence

                                                              Performance Tr
 Performance Track takes a
                 holistic  3ppr03Cn to environmental improvement.
 Rather than focusing on just one spe-
 cific pollutant or environmental issue,
 Performance Track works with mem-
 bers to improve performance among
 a variety of environmental indicators,
 throughout the product lifecycle. The
 figure at right displays the indicators
 around which members set ambitious
 "stretch" goals, challenging them to
 innovate and develop new practices.
 Members' cumulative results are dis-
 played next to each indicator.

 The results highlighted here cover the
 period 2000-2006 for members that
 have completed at least one three-year
 term in the program. Detailed results
 for all indicators, calculation methodol-
 ogy, and results caveats are available at
           in perspective
Material Procurement
   Hazardous/Toxic Components        N/A
   Recycled Content            +493 tons

Suppliers' Environmental
Performance                   N/A

Material Use
   Materials Used
   Hazardous Materials Used
   Ozone-Depleting Substances
   Packaging Materials Used
   Use of Reused-Recycled
 +20,940 tons
 +60,728 tons
  -2,256 tons

+559,991 tons
Water Use
   Total Water Used

Energy Use
   Energy Use
   Transportation Energy Use

Land and Habitat
   Land and Habitat
                                                            -3,661,797,686 gallons
                                                               -4,257,059 MMBtu
                      +16,809 acres
       Energy savings to power 46,OOO homes for one year
       Greenhouse gas reductions to offset the emissions of 57,OOO cai"S for one year
       Solid waste reductions equivalent to the amount produced by 553,OOO households for one year

                                   NONPRODUCT OUTPUTS
                                   Air Emissions
                                       Greenhouse Gases
                                                           -309,780 metric tons of
                                                                  CO2 equivalent
                                       Air Toxics
                                       Carbon Monoxide
                                       Ozone-Depleting Gases
                                       Waste Generation
                                       Waste Generation
                                   Discharges to Water
                                       Discharges of BOD, COD,
                                       TSS, Nutrients, Sediments
                                       Discharges of Toxics
                                       Expected Lifetime Waste
                                       from Product Use
 +  Cumulative increase from baseline
    Cumulative decrease from baseline
\r  Improvement in performance
N/A Either no data or very limited data
    were reported on this indicator by
    Performance Track members.
Waste to Air, Water, Land
from Disposal or Recovery
                               -3,004 tons
                                 -722 tons

                              -12,826 tons

                                 +63 tons
                              -43,083 tons
-1,211,766 tons •

   -52,266 tons •

   -33,286 tons •
    -2,995 tons •


                                                          Hazardous Waste
                                                          Together, 137 Performance Track members reduced their
                                                          hazardous waste by 52,266 tons.
                                                             Actual hazardous waste
                                                                                      Business as usual,
                                                                                      given production changes
                                                          Results cover the years 2000-2006 and include only members
                                                          that set a goal for this indicator and completed at least one
                                                          three-year membership term.
                                                           Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
                                                           Together, 61 Performance Track members reduced their use
                                                           of VOCs by 3,004 tons.
  Baseline    Year 1      Year 2     Year 3
 I Actual emissions   —•— Business as usual,
                      given production changes
Results cover the years 2000-2006 and include only members
that set a goal for this indicator and completed at least one
three-year membership term.

Performance Track and Climate  Change
Climate change has become one of the
nation's leading environmental priori-
ties. To help address this challenge,
Performance Track and its members are
working together to reduce greenhouse
gas emissions at the facility and com-
munity levels. EPA headquarters and
regional offices have created Perfor-
mance Track challenge goals for energy
conservation and greenhouse gas emis-
sion reductions. The program encour-
ages renewing members to set alternate
goals—such as energy-efficient building
design and community emission reduc-
tion projects—on this important issue.
Members are taking the lead and em-
ploying new technologies such as solar
energy installations, energy-efficient
lighting, and variable  speed motors.

Reducing greenhouse gases is one of
the most common air emissions goals

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    Together, 61 Performance Track members reduced
    their emissions of greenhouse gases by 309,780 metric tons
    of CO2 equivalent.
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      Baseline    YeaM    Year 2    Year 3
     • Actual emissions   —•— Business as usual,
                       given production changes

     Results cover the years 2000-2006 and include only members
     that set a goal for this indicator and completed at least one
     three-year membership term. The business as usual line shows
     what emissions would have been if these members had not
     worked toward their Performance Track goals.
set by Performance Track members.
To date, 61 facilities have completed
greenhouse gas emission reduction
goals, leading to 309,780 metric tons of
carbon dioxide equivalent savings (the
annual emissions of 57,000 cars). Many
energy- and waste-related goals also aid
in members' push to reduce emissions.
All told, more than 500 member goals
address climate change either directly
or indirectly.

Selected Reductions Achieved
and Planned by Performance
Track Members
  • Achieved carbon neutrality through
   purchasing carbon offsets and
   installed a  natural gas cogenera-
   tion unit to decrease greenhouse
   gas emissions per unit of power.
   Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical
   Research and Development,
   San Diego,  California.
   Encouraged behavioral changes and
   converted to more efficient tech-
   nologies that led to a 28 percent
   reduction in energy use and a
   21 percent reduction in energy-
   related greenhouse gas emissions
   generation. Rohm and Haas,
   Kankakee,  Illinois.
   Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
   by 34 percent by participating in
   EPA's Green Power Partnership,
   using a system to control lighting
   and heating, installing compact
   fluorescent lights, and other
   energy efficiency improvements.
   PerkinElmer Optoelectronics,
   Salem, Massachusetts.
 • Employed energy conservation
   practices and technologies to
   achieve a 26 percent reduction in
   non-transportation energy use.
   U.S. Department of Energy, West
   Valley Demonstration Project,
   West Valley, New York.

Performance Track
Challenge Goals
 • EPA Regions 1 and 10 offer a
   greenhouse gas reduction challenge
   goal. In order to receive credit, a
   facility must set a goal to reduce
   greenhouse gases by at  least 5
   percent (Region 1) or 10 percent
   (Region 10). Twenty-five members
   have accepted this challenge.
 • EPA's Office of Air and Radiation
   offers an energy use reduction chal-
   lenge goal for non-transportation
   energy use. In order to  receive
   credit,  a Performance Track facility
   must set a goal to reduce its energy
   use by at least 10 percent. All 10
   regions are participating, and
   many are making transportation
   energy reduction goals  as well.
   Thirty members have accepted
   this challenge.
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      Power from the Sun
      The Global Pharmaceutical Supply Group, in Vacaville, California, a member
      of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, constructed one of the state's
      largest privately owned commercial solar energy systems of its kind. The
      1-Megawatt solar array will provide approximately one-third of the facility's
      peak power demand, saving the facility roughly $300,000 in energy costs per
      year, creating enough electricity to run 250 homes, and reducing CO2 emis-
      sions from the facility by 1.4 million pounds annually. The Vacaville array is
      Johnson & Johnson's ninth solar installation in the United States, bringing
      the company's total installed capacity to 3.5 Megawatts.