North Carolina Department of Justice
Environmental Sustainability Report
The North Carolina Department of Justice (DOJ) provides legal and law enforcement services to state
agencies, local governments and the citizens of North Carolina.
Since early 1999, DOJ has been a cooperative agency with other state agencies in developing and
implementing environmental sustainability projects.
In March 1999, each DOJ employee was contacted concerning the importance of incorporating
environmental sustainability principles into their work ethic and daily activities. The DOJ
Environmental Division was directed to lead the agency's efforts. A strong commitment was made to
work closely with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its Division of
Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance. This was a natural partnership, since DOJ provides
the legal representation for DENR and its divisions.