CH2M Announced as Recipient of World Environment Center’s 2016 Gold Medal Award for Sustainable Development

Dec 15, 2015 9:00 AM ET
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CH2M, a leader in green infrastructure projects such as this one in Singapore, has won the 2016 World Environment Center Gold Medal in sustainability

December 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development has been awarded to CH2M, one of the world’s premier infrastructure and natural resource management companies. The award will be presented to CH2M Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jacqueline Hinman on May 19, 2016 at the 32nd Annual WEC Gold Medal Gala in Washington, D.C. The Gold Medal Gala will be followed on May 20, 2016 by the WEC Gold Medal Colloquium.  

CH2M is being recognized for its deep commitment to sustainability and social responsibility throughout the company, including valuing ecosystems services, partnering with leading environmental non-profits, and acting as a global leader in international water initiatives.

“We are honored to receive such an outstanding distinction, especially knowing that so many of our pioneering, visionary clients have received the Gold Medal Award before us,” said Jacqueline Hinman, CEO and Chairman of CH2M. “We built our company around innovation, creativity, and collaboration, and it’s a privilege to do work that advances the well-being of our clients and communities.”

CH2M’s Gold Medal submission was evaluated in a global competition with companies in multiple business sectors by WEC’s independent Gold Medal Jury, chaired by Kathy Sierra, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “On behalf of the Gold Medal Jury, I extend my congratulations to CH2M for embedding sustainability within its core mission, and for embracing innovation to become a leader in the environmental engineering field,” stated Ms. Sierra. “From natural capital solutions to green infrastructure, sustainable water management and STEM education, CH2M embodies a forward-looking, holistic approach to corporate sustainability.”

The WEC Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that has demonstrated a unique example of sustainability in business practice and is one of the most prestigious forms of recognition of a global company's ongoing commitment to the practice of sustainable development. Recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award are: SC Johnson (2015), Unilever (2013), IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Wal-Mart Stores (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; and honors industry excellence through the annual awarding of its Gold Medal Award. An independent non-profit organization, WEC conducts no advocacy activities. For more information, please visit

About CH2M

As the leading professional services firm delivering sustainable solutions to clients around the world’s most complex challenges, CH2M advances the quality and standard of living for people everywhere. At US$6.1 billion in revenue, the firm has offices in 50 countries, with global headquarters based near Denver, Co., USA. More than 25,000 strong, CH2M people make a positive difference around the world, providing consulting, design, engineering, project management and delivery of vital infrastructure and resources to clients in public and private sectors and diverse industries. The firm operates five business segments: water; environmental and nuclear; transportation; oil, gas and chemical; and industrial and urban environments. From management and delivery of world events such as the Olympic Games, to innovations in water, energy and transportation infrastructure, CH2M consistently ranks among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies; as the number-one firm in both environmental consulting and program management by Engineering News-Record; and among sustainability leaders by Verdantix, an independent analyst firm. In 2015, the firm received the Stockholm International Water Institute’s highest Industry Water Award for pioneering water conservation and reuse technologies.