Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a director of sustainability programs.

The director of sustainability programs works to develop and properly implement sustainability strategies for the company. They work to determine, analyze and come up with solutions to the various problems pertaining to the sustainability of a company. He/she is also tasked with the role of measuring the company's sustainability performance.

In addition, he/she performs the following duties; improving the company's image on all fronts, instituting practices that help minimize company wastage and improve effectiveness and efficiency, helps the company abide by the laid down rules and policies that pertain to sustainability of organizations and assist in facilitating training of employees on corporate sustainability issues.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Learn to manage my emotions while on the stage and to keep it cool.

Practice talking in a very clear and concise way so that the audience can understand.

[employee comments goal]

Consistently build your credibility to someone who can be relied upon

Make comments that do not injure or hurt other people's esteem

[employee comments goal]

Learn to appreciate emotions and avoid excessive criticism of situations

Learn to step away from extreme emotions of distress to allow time to calm down

[employee comments goal]

Find ways to manage and release stress outside of work through talking to friends, exercises, meditation and other hobbies

Brainstorm solutions or alternatives to disappointments/frustrations rather than acting out or complaining

[employee comments goal]

Place goals in a place where one automatically sees them in order to stay motivated, focused and committed to staying on task

Believe that one's goal is doable and that one has the skills needed to accomplish it

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the resources one have that could be used to solve the situation and test their effectiveness

Analyze the importance of data one has collected about the problem and look for links and relationships in order to understand the overall situation

[employee comments goal]

Develop concise objectives so that one can exactly know what needs to be done in order to accomplish own goals

Take responsibility for own actions and refrain from making excuses or blaming others when one fails to meet own goals

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in preparing for meetings ahead of time and show up on time for all meetings

Reach out to people regardless of their roles and always acknowledge the efforts made by others

[employee comments goal]

Avoid falling prey to naysayers and believe in the business venture

Put more effort in analyzing situations, conduct research, compile data, and make conclusions based on facts obtained from the research

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to classify information and structure reports and proposals in an appropriate format

Develop paragraphs that introduce, develop, connect, and conclude ideas when writing reports and proposals

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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