Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
The National Environmental Performance Track (“Performance Track”) was a public-private partnership that encouraged continuous environmental improvement through environmental management systems, community outreach, and measurable results.
EPA’s initial proposal to develop “a performance track” was published in its July 1999 report, Aiming for Excellence (PDF) (70 pp, 1.1MB, About PDF). The Agency consulted extensively with stakeholders and state environmental agencies to develop and refine the proposal. On June 26, 2000, EPA announced the launch of Performance Track, which was initially designed to have two levels: the “Achievement Track” and the “Stewardship Track.” The Achievement Track was subsequently renamed the National Environmental Performance Track program, and the development of the Stewardship Track led to the creation of the Performance Track Corporate Leader designation in 2004.
Performance Track was terminated by EPA on May 14, 2009. At the time of termination, the program had a membership base of 547 facilities in 49 states and Puerto Rico.
EPA Region 7 participated in the national program and had 44 members at the time of project termination. All other information on the Region 7 program has been removed from this website. If you need information on the program, please contact Bruce Canova at 913-551-7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.