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PNNL Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values

PNNL’s Values in Action

View our videos page for the stories behind the amazing scientific discoveries and world-changing technologies originating from PNNL, or click on the videos below to hear from staff describe how they are live our PNNL values.


We demonstrate Integrity when we:

  • Practice intellectual honesty, personal responsibility for our actions, and transparency in real or potential conflicts of interest
  • Employ a range of practices that characterize the responsible conduct of research
  • Conduct business with uncompromising adherence to our principles
  • Behave professionally, respectfully, honestly, safely, and sustainably
Doing greater good
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Integrity at the Lab really stands out
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Doing it right
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Maintaining confidentiality
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We demonstrate Creativity when we:

  • Foster innovation and creative thinking to address our customers’ most important objectives
  • Encourage and reward informed risk-taking
  • Treat failures as portals to discovery
  • Push beyond established boundaries
Good scientific impact
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Finding solutions
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Products, systems, concepts
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We demonstrate Collaboration when we:

  • Communicate and share resources, practicing collegiality in scientific interactions
  • Harness the power of united and interdisciplinary teams to discover and solve the extraordinary
  • Find and align the best and diverse talent to solve the problem, both in thought and experience
  • Maintain an environment where all team members are heard and valued
Connecting knowledge
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Raise the bar
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Freedom to explore
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New and efficient technologies
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We demonstrate Impact when we:

  • Focus on delivering crucial outcomes for our customers and the nation
  • Lead positive change in the world to make it safer, sustainable, and more prosperous
  • Make and meet bold commitments with performance certainty
  • Serve humanity, giving it discoveries that change the way we think about the world
Training foreign nationals
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Reducing energy consumption
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Sustainable future
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Protecting our science and nation
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We demonstrate Courage when we:

  • Act as pioneers who overcome inertia in order to serve a greater purpose
  • Strive to do what is right, even if it is not expedient or popular
  • Adhere to our principles in the face of opposition
  • Willingly acknowledge our mistakes and seek to learn from them
Providing tough answers
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Supportive management
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Recruiting talent
Run Time: :55
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