WEC Opens Call for Nominations for the 2023 Gold Medal Award for International Corporate Sustainability

Sep 19, 2022 4:10 PM ET
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September 19, 2022 /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) 2023 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 2023 WEC Gold Medal Award Nomination Form must be received by Friday October 21, 2022. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination nor for receiving the award.

Now in its 39th 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 2022, the independent Gold Medal Jury selected AB InBev’s application in recognition of the company’s strong sustainability track record, ambitious commitments, and its focused ESG strategy aimed at creating shared prosperity across its value chain. The Jury recognized AB InBev for catalyzing impact beyond its own operations through its 2025 Sustainability Goals and ambition to achieve net zero across its value chain by 2040; its engagement with suppliers, business partners and consumers to scale impact; and its commitment to innovation through the award-winning 100+ Accelerator Program.

Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include AB InBev (2022), Microsoft (2021), The 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 advances sustainable development through corporate business practices. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Europe and Latin America, WEC creates business solutions through executive roundtables on key sustainability challenges, 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.

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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