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Value of Membership

Typical members are Vice Presidents representing their company in a function of Sustainability, CSR and EHS.

WEC member companies are selected upon their commitment to sustainable development, their ability to
inspire global companies on sustainable development practices, their openness and active participation,
and their Corporate Responsibility. WEC members jointly advance on practical solutions for sustainable development and thus innovate their business.  Participating in WEC’s programs as a member company provides value in several ways:

CREATING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
-Experiencing innovation from sustainability, accessing thought leaders, and thus creating business opportunities
-Sharing business solutions and sustainability initiatives with a selected group of highly experienced sustainability officers from different industries and countries, thereby developing new business models and scaling sustainability.

REAL ACTION ON IMPROVING BUSINESS PERFORMANCE
-Participating in cleaner production projects to support lower tier suppliers to reduce risks and costs
-Hosting an inexpensive yet quality Executive Roundtable on a specific topic that attracts a wide audience
-Benefitting from experienced Sustainability Advisory Services free of charge three days/year

GLOBAL NETWORKS TO ACCESS THOUGHT LEADERS
-Establishing networks with sustainability executives in various industries and countries
-Meeting NGO’s and academia on a non-binding platform to exchange views
-Accessing WEC’s global network of companies, government officials, NGO’s, and academia

FIRST HAND LEARNING IN CREATIVE ATMOSPHERE
-Learning from best practice experience in different industries and countries
-Learning from difficulties and challenges under Chatham House rules
-Discussing a sustainability topic twice a year in small groups of 35 executives

REPUTATIONAL GAINS FOR COMPANY AND REPRESENTATIVE
-Being part of a group committed to make progress on sustainable development
-Showing commitment to find business solutions for global challenges
-No lobbying but pragmatic business solutions

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