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Nominate Your Company for the 2020 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due Oct 16)

Nominate Your Company for the 2020 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due Oct 16)

Published 10-01-19

Submitted by World Environment Center

Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 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 2020 WEC Gold Medal Award Nomination Form must be received by Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination nor for receiving the award.

Now in its 36th 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.

Ingersoll Rand was the recipient of the 2019 Gold Medal Award, recognized for integrating sustainability into the core of their business. he company established and met ambitious sustainability targets that focused on the environmental impact of its operations, products and services, and engaging its people and communities. This was achieved largely by investing in innovative products and services focusing on energy efficiency and emission reductions and incorporating renewable energy into its operations. Its dedicated leadership team, highly engaged workforce, winning culture and dynamic capital allocation strategy makes performance sustainable. The result is a differentiated business model that drives strong shareholder returns.

Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include: Ecolab (2018), HP (2017), CH2M (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.

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

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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

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