Awards

 

 

About the Climate Leadership Awards

 

The Climate Leadership Awards is a national awards program that recognizes and incentivizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. The winners are leading the way in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains. 

To honor those who have shown exemplary leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, this year’s Climate Leadership Awards will highlight the continued achievements of organizations who have the high esteem of attaining multiple awards over the past 10 years. This group of organizations will be known as our Climate Leadership Awards Hall of Fame, and they will be recognized during this year’s Climate Leadership Conference.  

Additionally, this year we are taking the opportunity to conduct a deep dive into our awards categories and criteria to ensure that after 10 years since the launch of the awards program, they are still accomplishing our goals of acknowledging and honoring the true leaders in climate action and GHG emissions reduction.

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On May 24, at the Climate Leadership Conference, we held a workshop seeking input on the future direction of the CLAs.

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The Climate Leadership Hall of Fame inductees are:

California Department of Water Resources

California Department of Water Resources

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2018), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015), Innovative Partnerships Certificate (2021), Organizational Leadership (2016, 2020)

California Department of Water Resources

Bank of America

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2017, 2021), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2013, 2017), Innovative Partnerships Certificate (2019), Organizational Leadership (2015)

California Department of Water Resources

IBM

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2014, 2018), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2016, 2019), Organizational Leadership (2012, 2017), Supply Chain Leadership (2013)

California Department of Water Resources

Trane Technologies

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2020), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2012), Organizational Leadership (2016) 

California Department of Water Resources

The Goldman Sachs Group

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2017), Innovative Partnerships Certificate (2018), Organizational Leadership (2017)

California Department of Water Resources

Microsoft Corporation

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2019), Individual Leadership (2013), Organizational Leadership (2016, 2021)

California Department of Water Resources

Sprint

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015), Organizational Leadership (2014), Supply Chain Leadership (2014)

California Department of Water Resources

Campbell Soup Company

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management ( 2012), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2012)

California Department of Water Resources

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2014, 2019), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2019), Supply Chain Leadership (2013, 2016, 2019)

California Department of Water Resources

Comerica Inc.

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2018), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2019)

California Department of Water Resources

CSX Corporation

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2013), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2021)

California Department of Water Resources

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2016), Organizational Leadership (2017)

California Department of Water Resources

Intel Corporation

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2012), Organizational Leadership (2013)

California Department of Water Resources

Kohl’s Department Stores

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2014), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2014)

California Department of Water Resources

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2013), Organizational Leadership (2017)

California Department of Water Resources

Mastercard

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2019), Supply Chain Leadership (2021)

California Department of Water Resources

San Diego Gas & Electric

Organizational Leadership (2012), Supply Chain Leadership (2013)

California Department of Water Resources

The Clorox Company

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015)

California Department of Water Resources

Tiffany & Co.

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2013), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015)

California Department of Water Resources

UPS

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015), Supply Chain Leadership (2012)

California Department of Water Resources

Xcel Energy

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2016), Organizational Leadership (2020)

California Department of Water Resources

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2016, 2021), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2018)

California Department of Water Resources

Mars, Inc.

Organizational Leadership (2016, 2019), Supply Chain Leadership (2019)

California Department of Water Resources

Pitney Bowes

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2016, 2021), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2020)

California Department of Water Resources

The Hartford


Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2014, 2018), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2015, 2018)

California Department of Water Resources

SC Johnson

Goal Achievement Award: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2012,2015, 2020), Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (2013, 2018)

California Department of Water Resources

Ford Motor Company

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2012, 2020)

California Department of Water Resources

Gap Inc.

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2012, 2017)

California Department of Water Resources

NRG Energy

Goal Setting Certificate: Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management  (2017, 2021)

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Historic Award Categories

Organizational Leadership Awards (Large and Midsize)Recognizes organizations that not only have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, but also exemplify extraordinary leadership in their internal response to climate change, and engagement of their peers, partners, and supply chain.

Individual Leadership Award: Recognizes individuals demonstrating extraordinary leadership both in addressing climate change and engaging their organization, peers, and partners.

Supply Chain Leadership Award: Recognizes organizations that have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals and demonstrate they are at the leading edge of managing greenhouse gas emissions in their organizational supply chains.

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate): Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify organization-wide greenhouse gas inventories and publicly set aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award): Recognizes organizations that publicly report and verify organization-wide greenhouse gas inventories and achieve aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals.

Innovative Partnership CertificateRecognizes organizations working collaboratively on leading edge climate initiatives. Partnerships have collectively established objectives to measurably address greenhouse gas reduction goals and/or adaptation and resilience activities.

More information is available in the Awards FAQ.

If you have questions about the awards or would like more information, please email questions@climateleadershipawards.org

Celebrating the Best of the Best in the U.S.

Since 2012, the Climate Leadership Awards have honored more than 185 companies, organizations and individuals from diverse sectors across the U.S. The winners have demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their operations and supply chains, as well as integrating climate resilience initiatives.