WEC recognizes Carrier with the 2024 WEC Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development

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Award ceremony in November 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of the WEC Gold Medal

The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the WEC 40th Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development is awarded to Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions. The WEC Gold Medal Award will be presented at an in-person ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 13, 2024. 

Since 1985, the WEC Gold Medal Award has been presented annually to a global company that has integrated sustainability into its business practices, created ground-breaking solutions to critical environmental and social challenges, and demonstrated global leadership to accelerate progress toward a sustainable future.

An independent Gold Medal Jury comprised of recognized sustainability experts selected Carrier in recognition of its ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, including helping its customers avoid more than 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade. The Jury awarded Carrier for its commitment to sustainability reflected in the solutions offered in their products and services, investments made towards climate and energy innovations and continued commitment to their 2030 goals.

Gold Medal Jury Chair Linda Fisher, former Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer of Dupont, said, “On behalf of the Jury, I extend my sincere congratulations to Carrier for its thoughtful approach to sustainability. Their commitments coupled with global initiatives and partnerships have a far-reaching and positive sustainability impact around the world.” 

In acknowledging receipt of the prestigious global sustainability award, Hakan Yilmaz, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer at Carrier said “We are honored to be the recipient of the 40th Gold Medal award, a recognition that shines a light on Carrier’s longtime commitment to innovating groundbreaking technologies and solutions that advance sustainability around the world. As a global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, we are reimagining environments for today and tomorrow to create a positive impact on people and our planet.   

 “We congratulate Carrier and salute the company’s deep understanding of its important role in getting the world to net zero,” said WEC President and CEO Margaret O’Gorman, “It is fitting that the 40th Gold Medal Award recognizes innovation by a company that so closely aligns with WEC’s values of empowering sustainability leadership through intelligence, empowerment and action.”

The Jury is independent of WEC and its programs, and is composed of international leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and retired industry professionals. The winner is selected through a global competition among nominated companies invited to apply for the Award. Previous recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include Jacobs, AB InBev, Microsoft, the Ford Motor Company, Trane Technologies (formerly Ingersoll Rand), Ecolab, HP Inc., Jacobs, SC Johnson.

About the World Environment Center (WEC)
The World Environment Center advances sustainable development through corporate business practices. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Europe and Latin America, WEC advances corporate sustainability leadership through its global executive roundtable on key challenges and opportunities, builds capacity of small enterprises in emerging markets, and honors industry excellence through its annual Gold Medal Award. WEC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization. For more information, please visit www.wec.org