MEMBERSHIP

Membership Value

WEC creates value for our members through a variety of avenues – learn more about our membership criteria below. 

  • We are a platform for senior executives to exchange practical solutions for Corporate Sustainability. Learn more HERE.
  • We incentivize improvement by recognizing excellence in sustainable development with our Gold Medal award. Learn more HERE.
  • We offer members the opportunity to collaborate with international capacity building projects that support small and medium enterprises in their upstream supply chain. Learn more HERE.
  • Our Next-Tier mentorship helps to advance sustainability throughout the value chain and is a practical learning opportunity for sustainability managers.

Global Membership

Global Members have the capacity and staff to implement sustainability,. They face global environmental/social risks and want to learn from the most advanced companies and industry sectors in order to strengthen their strategies and respond to stakeholder demands, and business opportunities.

Criteria

New Global Members will be evaluated by the WEC Board of Directors based in their attainment of the below membership criteria:

  • Alignment with WEC’s purpose (see HERE)
  • Visible commitment to sustainable development
  • Ability to inspire global/regional companies on sustainable development practices
  • Openness and active participation
  • Demonstration of Corporate Responsibility

WEC’s Board will also consider corporate reputation, policies and practices when admitting members. Membership in WEC is not an endorsement of a corporation or their practices.

Benefits

  • Invitations to all invite only WEC Executive Roundtables and webinars (see past events HERE)
  • Opportunity to present their achievements when considered best-practice
  • Opportunity to host a WEC Executive Roundtable
  • Access to the WECosystem and WEC’s Toolbox for Sustainability
  • Serve as a mentor in WEC’s mentorship program for Next Tier members
  • Serve on WEC’s Board of Directors

See full list of current Global Members HERE.

Next Tier & Regional Membership 

Our Next Tier & Regional Membership is for companies who want to stop externalizing environmental/social costs, avoid risks and benefit from the new business opportunities (e.g. associated with SDGs). They are setting up structures for Corporate Sustainability, developing ambitious sustainability programs and seeking practical guidance and a network of business experts.

Criteria

New Next Tier & Regional members will be evaluated by the WEC Board of Directors based in their attainment of the below membership criteria:

  • Alignment with WEC’s purpose (see HERE)
  • Commitment to sustainable development
  • Openness and active participation
  • Willingness to demonstrate Corporate Responsibility
  • Total turnover less than $2 billion

WEC’s Board will also consider corporate reputation, policies and practices when admitting members. Membership in WEC is not an endorsement of a corporation or their practices.

Benefits

  • Invitation to WEC’s Next Tier program
  • Invitations to selected invite only WEC Executive Roundtables and all webinars (see past events HERE)
  • Opportunity to host a Next Tier Roundtable
  • Access to the WECosystem and WEC’s Toolbox for Sustainability
  • Support from an experienced mentor in WEC’s mentorship program

Join WEC

If you are interested in becoming a WEC member, please contact Glenn Prickett, WEC President & CEO at gprickett@wec.org or Frank Werner, WEC Director of WEC Europe at fwerner@wec.org to submit a membership application or inquiry. We look forward to it.