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Performance Track recognizes and drives environmental excellence by encouraging facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements. Members set typically four public, measurable goals to improve the quality of our nation's air, water, and land. Members include major corporations, small businesses, and public facilities that are steering a course toward environmental excellence.

Currently, the program has more than 500 members and welcomes all qualifying facilities. Applications are accepted twice a year: April 1 - May 31, and September 1 - October 31. Annual performance reports and renewal applications are available on February 1 and due on April 1.

Is Performance Track Right for You? - Find out if you qualify for Performance Track and learn how to apply.

Apply for Membership - Ready to join Performance Track? This page explains the application process.

Benefits - What do facilities gain by joining Performance Track? This page provides incentives information, examples of member recognition and collaboration, and testimonials. (PDF, 164KB, 1 pp, About PDF)

Criteria - How do you qualify? Find out about Performance Track eligibility, independent EMS assessment, annual performance reporting, site visits, and available assistance.

Implementation - How does the program work? Find out about membership notification, site visits, annual performance reporting, etc.

Members - Who has joined the program? Find out who these environmental leaders are and the progress they are making.

Corporate Leaders - Which corporations are leading the way in improving environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements?

Results - How are Performance Track members reducing their environmental impacts? This section provides program highlights and detailed results.

Partners - What organizations work with us? Learn about the Performance Track Participants' Association, partnerships with states, federal partners, other EPA Programs, and external groups.

Resource Center - What tools and information will help you get started? This page offers in-depth assistance and insights about environmental management systems (EMSs), environmental performance, and public outreach and performance reporting.

Performance Track is managed by EPA's Office of Cross-Media Programs. Information on Performance Track is also available in Chinese.

National Environmental Performance Track - Recognizing and Driving Environmental Excellence


Performance Track Origins and Endorsements (10/08)

Performance Track Announces 42 New Members (9/08)

Performance Track and Washington State Department of Ecology will co-host the 2008 Performance Track State and Regional Conference Exit EPA Disclaimerfrom October 27-29 in Seattle. (9/08)

Ninety-six Facilities Renew Their Membership in Performance Track (8/08)

Xerox Corporation Announced as Fifth Performance Track Corporate Leader. Read the Xerox Press Release and Listen to a Podcast Interview with Performance Track Director Dan FiorinoExit Disclaimer (5/08)

Performance Track Announces 2008 Award Winners. Read the EPA Press Release. (5/08)

Performance Track Releases Sixth Annual Progress Report (PDF) (4 pp, 1.39 MB). Read the EPA Press Release. (5/08)

Members' Results Now Available on Performance Track Website (5/08)

Performance Track—Common Questions, April 21, 2008 (4/08)

Performance Track Announces 42 New Members (2/08)

Watch It Now: Performance Track Debuts on Green Scene (2/08)

Performance Track & Green Investing



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