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WEC Gold Medal Award for International Achievement in Sustainable Development

Gold MedalThe WEC Gold Medal Award for International Achievement in Sustainable Development 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 selects the Gold Medal recipient.

Applications for the 2019 WEC Gold Medal are now CLOSED.


Congratulations to Ecolab, the 2018 WEC 34th Gold Medal Winner!

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Ecolab was selected based upon its commitment to global water conservation thought the integration of sustainable in its innovation processes and product development, and thorough development of publicly available tools that focus on demonstrating the full value of water and revealing water-related risks that businesses can use to make better informed decisions.  Together, these innovations are helping customers improve water and energy use while preserving natural resources.  Notably, Ecolab’s sustainability goals cover not only its own footprint, but are mainly focused where its impact can make the most difference – reducing its customer’s water consumption.  The company helped customers conserve 171 billion gallons of water in 2017 and aims for 300 billion gallons of water conserved annually by 2020.
Read the full citation from the independent 2018 WEC Gold Medal Jury.
Read the jury citations and press releases from the independent WEC Gold Medal for past winners which include:  HP INC., Jacobs, SC Johnson, Unilever, IBM Corporation, Nestle, Walmart Stores, The Coca-Cola Company, Marks & Spencer, Alcan, ABN AMRO, Starbucks, Johnson Controls, Inc., RICOH Group, CEMEX, Royal Dutch Shell, International Paper Company, Eastman Kodak, Phillips Electronics, Compaq, ALCOA, CIBA-Giegy, Xerox, P&G, ROHM & HAAS, Dow Chemical Company, The BP Group, 3EI Dupont, Exxon and 3M.

Ecolab  Shares Best Practices in Sustainable Development

View the video shown at the Gold Medal Awards Gala to meet Ecolab.  Additional best practices coming soon!

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