Call for Nominations Now OPEN for WEC 2022 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability

Call for Nominations Now OPEN for WEC 2022 Gold Medal Award for Corporate Sustainability

38th WEC Gold Medal Award Poster

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: Gold Medal

CONTENT: Press Release

October 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 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) 2022 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.

Submissions of the 2022 WEC Gold Medal Award Nomination Form must be received by Friday November 5, 2021. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination nor for receiving the award.

Now in its 38th 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 2021, the independent Gold Medal Jury selected Microsoft’s application for integrating sustainability into the core of their business, company’s strong sustainability record and ambitious commitments. The Jury recognized Microsoft for advancing global progress beyond its core business by its investment in carbon removal, its Climate Innovation Fund, and its public policy engagement on climate change.

Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include 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).

About the World Environment Center

The World Environment Center, headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices and operations in emerging and developed markets, is unique in its direct application of sustainable development strategies and practices to the business operations of global companies. WEC creates sustainable business solutions through individual projects in emerging markets; convenes leadership roundtables to shape strategic thinking across a range of sustainability topics with a specific focus on the preparation of business leaders to implement sustainability; and honors industry excellence through its annual Gold Medal Award. An independent non-profit organization, WEC conducts no advocacy activities. For more information, please visit www.wec.org.

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If you would like more information on the Gold Medal Award or the nomination process, please contact Smitha Konduri at info@wec.org