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Honoring Industry Excellence - The Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that has demonstrated a unique example of sustainability in business practice.

Gold MedalThe WEC Gold Medal Award is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition of a global company's ongoing commitment to the practice of sustainable development. Only global manufacturing, processing or service corporations that can document well implemented, outstanding and sustained success are eligible to compete for the award. A potential applicant company must demonstrate global vision and a commitment to sustainable development through innovative application of policies, and international economic, environmental, and social responsibilities. An independent Jury of international leaders makes the Gold Medal recipient selection.

Nominations for the 2015 WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development have closed; the winner will be announced in December 2014.

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Past Recipients

 

2013 - Unilever

2012 - IBM

2011 - Nestle

2010 - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

2009 - The Coca-Cola Company

2008 - Marks & Spencer

2007 - Alcan

2006 – ABN AMRO

2005 – Starbucks Coffee Company Photo of Award Presentation

2004 - Johnson Controls Inc.

2003 - Ricoh

2002 - CEMEX

2001 - Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

2000 - International Paper

1999 - Eastman Kodak Company

1998 - Philips Electronics N.V.

1997 - Compaq Computer Corporation

1996 - Alcoa

1995 - Ciba-Geigy Limited

1994 - S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

1993 - Xerox Corporation

1992 - The Procter & Gamble Company

1991 - Rohm and Haas Company

1990 - IBM Corporation

1989 - The Dow Chemical Company

1988 - The BP Group

1987 - E.I. duPontde Nemours & Co.

1986 - Exxon Corporation

1985 - 3M

20th WEC Gold Medal Commemorative Album

Archive of Jury Citations and Press Releases

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