Due Today, August 9! Nominate Your Company for the 2014 WEC Gold Medal in Sustainability!
August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST through WEC's website. Self-nominations are welcome. WEC membership is not required as a criterion for submitting a nomination.
Presented annually since 1985, the WEC Gold Medal Award is the most prestigious recognition of a global company's ongoing commitment to sustainability, as embodied by a unique signature contribution that is part of the winning company’s global vision and commitment to sustainable development. The signature contribution may be an innovative application of international economic, environmental, and/or social solutions to sustainability challenges. An independent Jury of international experts in business and sustainability selects the Gold Medal awardee.
Unilever was the recipient of the 2013 Gold Medal Award, selected in part for its ambitious Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. On May 9, 2013 at WEC’s annual Gold Medal Gala in Washington, D.C., the Gold Medal Award was presented to Unilever CEO Paul Polman by former U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. At the following day’s Gold Medal Colloquium, “How is Sustainability Leadership Evolving?”, senior Unilever executives provided a candid and invaluable glimpse into the company’s sustainability strategy.
Previous recent recipients of the WEC Gold Medal Award include: IBM (2012), Nestlé (2011), Walmart (2010), The Coca-Cola Company (2009), Marks & Spencer (2008), Alcan (2007), ABN AMRO Bank (2006), Starbucks (2005), Johnson Controls Inc. (2004), Ricoh Group Ltd. (2003), CEMEX (2002), and The Royal Dutch/Shell Group (2001).
About 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.