2017 Gold Medal Award Application
Who Is Eligible?
- Multinational manufacturing, processing and/or services companies with operations outside the headquarters’ country.
- Parent companies or subsidiaries.
- Candidates that show improvement in sustainable development over consecutive years.
- Past applicants may re-apply with the same application within three years of original submission.
The winner of the 2017 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be honored at WEC's upscale gala in Washington, DC on May 11, 2017.
2017 Application Process
Each applicant is invited to submit a full application only after its nomination has been accepted. Eligible applicants are evaluated on the basis of a clearly articulated set of values, a history of proven accomplishment, a global outlook and a commitment to sustainable development. The narrative and signature contribution as described below will be used to establish the outstanding and unique nature of the submission.
The Full Application consists of four sections: 1) the Executive Summary, and Narrative, which consists of 2) Corporate Sustainability Commitment; 3) Industry Innovation; and 4) International Sustainability Leadership.
Briefly discuss and summarize your submission.
The Narrative should focus on the following three principles below, and demonstrate that all three are indeed part of the applicant’s routine business practices.
|CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT: Governance, Strategy, Operations and Products||
Demonstration of an exemplary, published, fully integrated and implemented corporate policy committing the company to the following practices and providing evidence of concrete, demonstrated results:
Demonstrated commitment to harnessing company operations to invest in and enact innovative step change toward ground-breaking solutions that will impact global environmental performance and social well-being at scale, throughout and beyond the applicant’s industry. The application should provide concrete demonstrated results.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss the way in which they have contributed to innovation that makes sense in their industry context, focusing mainly on the initiative with the highest impact. Examples of ways that leadership might be demonstrated are outlined below. The applications should provide concrete metrics that demonstrate results. It should also provide a brief narrative that provides the context of these results and gives a sense of the level of leadership and investment that was required for successful implementation.
INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP
Demonstrated international leadership—at both the national and global level-- accelerating change to a sustainable future as evidenced by contributions to global sustainability solutions, informed by emerging international agreements and initiatives. The application should provide concrete demonstrated results.
A brief narrative that provides the context and provides a sense of the level of intensity of leadership and corporate investment is encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the way in which they have contributed to transformation that makes sense in their industry context, focusing mainly on the initiative with the highest impact. They should discuss how they are responding to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreements and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Examples of ways that leadership might be demonstrated are outlined below.
|Questions? Please contact Ms. Casey Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org.