Call for Nominations for the WEC 2024 Gold Medal Award are now OPEN!

As the world moves to rebuild our economies and tackle climate change and systemic injustices, corporate leadership on sustainable development is more important than ever.  The Gold Medal Award, now approaching 40 years, recognizes excellence and provides inspiration to other companies worldwide. Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2024 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.  

The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates a deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond. Learn more about the WEC Gold Medal Award here

Submissions of the 2024 WEC Gold Medal Award Nomination Form must be received by Friday, October 20, 2023. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination nor for receiving the award.  

Now in its 40th year, the WEC Gold Medal Award is the most prestigious recognition of a global company’s contributions to sustainability, as embodied by the winning company’s global engagement and ongoing commitment to sustainable development. An independent jury of international experts in business and sustainability selects the Gold Medal awardee.  

In 2023, the independent Gold Medal Jury selected Jacobs in recognition of their initiatives integrating sustainability across their organization and client solutions. The Jury recognized Jacobs for its sustainable business strategy PlanBeyond 2.0 which proliferates the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals across the entire organization leading to the creation of corporate strategies, programs, and partnerships that deliver positive impact globally.   

Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include AB InBev (2022), Microsoft (2021), The Ford Motor Company (2020), Ingersoll Rand (now Trane Technologies, 2019) Ecolab (2018), HP (2017), CH2M (now Jacobs, 2016), SC Johnson (2015), Unilever (2013), IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Walmart (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009), and Marks & Spencer (2008). 


WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that promotes sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to promote business and its social value by advancing solutions to sustainable development-related problems. Learn more about our mission.