Call for Nominations for the WEC 2021 Gold Medal Award are now OPEN!
As the world moves to rebuild our economies and to tackle climate change and systemic injustices, corporate leadership on sustainable development is more important than ever. The Gold Medal Award recognizes excellence and provides inspiration to other companies worldwide.
Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2021 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond. The winner of the 37th Gold Medal for International Achievement in Sustainable Development will be honored at WEC’s Gold Medal Presentation virtually on June 9, 2021.
Submissions of the 2021 WEC Gold Medal Award Nomination Form must be received by Tuesday, January 26, 2020. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination nor for receiving the award.
Now in its 37th 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.
The Ford Motor Company was the recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Award, recognized for their commitment to transforming its culture and innovating across the business, from the production line to the design studio; for their commitment to reduce the CO2 emissions from their facilities and their vehicles, in line with the climate targets outlined in the Paris Climate Accord; and for a global carbon reduction strategy focused on powering facilities with renewable energy.
Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include: 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).
About the World Environment Center
WEC is an independent, global non-profit, non-advocacy organization that advances sustainable development through the business practices and operations of its member companies and in partnership with governments, multi-lateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities and other stakeholders. WEC’s mission is to promote business and societal value by advancing solutions to sustainable development-related problems. It manages projects for companies across their global operations, builds executive level learning and competency in incorporating sustainable development principles across a number of business sectors, and recognizes performance excellence through an annual awards program. WEC is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in China, El Salvador and Germany.