Changes are coming to the sustainability rules in government contracting. On November 10, 2022, the President proposed a set of rules which would require major Federal contractors to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions, and climate related financial risks. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is creating a federal contractor climate scorecard requirement, assessing climate-related risks in government contracts, and gauging contractor sustainability efforts. It will consider how contractors promote sustainability practices, and what plans they have that reduce their company’s carbon footprint. Additionally, a sustainability working group has been added to the federal CIO council – creating a roadmap to sustainable information technology in the government and among contractors. Together these changes point to a tougher and more expensive sustainability landscape for federal contractors. Join Larry Allen and Troy Cribb as they answer the following questions:
- What is the climate scorecard, where did it come from, and why is it important?
- Who is going to pay for recent climate change regulations?
- What should contractors do, and why should they do it?
- Where can I find more information on climate efforts in Government Contracting?
- How can my contractor put together a climate scorecard plan?
Larry Allen, Allen Federal
Troy Cribb, Our Public Service