About the Gold Medal

The 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.

Gold Medal Application Process

The Gold Medal application process occurs in two phases:  

  1. Nomination Process:  Companies are invited to nominate the organization to be considered as a Gold Medal Applicant by filling out the form here. 
  2. Application Process:  Nominations are reviewed.  Companies meeting the application criteria are invited to submit an application for the WEC Gold Medal for International Achievement in Sustainable Development for the independent jury to review. 

Nominations are now CLOSED for the 36th WEC Gold Medal for International Achievement in Sustainable Development 

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Award Criteria & Process

Learn more about the Gold Medal, application process, deadlines here.

WEC Gold Medal Jury 

Meet the members of our independent Gold Medal Jury can be found here.

Historic Winners

Learn more about the past winners here.

35th Gold Medal Winner

Ingersoll Rand (now TRANE Technologies) was selected for integrating sustainability into the core of their business. The company established and met ambitious sustainability targets that focused on the environmental impact of its operations, products and services, and engaging its people and communities.

This was achieved largely by investing in innovative products and services focusing on energy efficiency and emission reductions and incorporating renewable energy into its operations. Its dedicated leadership team, highly engaged workforce, winning culture and dynamic capital allocation strategy makes performance sustainable. The result is a differentiated business model that drives strong shareholder returns.

WEC Jury Citation for Ingersoll Rand 

Read the full citation from the independent 2019 WEC Gold Medal Jury here.