Awards

The application period for the 2021 Climate Leadership Awards is now open through December 11, 2020!

 

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. 

The application period for the 2021 Climate Leadership Awards is now open through December 11, 2020,  including a new category recognizing leadership of medium-sized organizations. Please find information about awards categories, criteria, and application process below. You can access each application by clicking on a related category. 

Watch our informational webinar to learn more about the Climate Leadership Awards application submission and evaluation process. The webinar navigates which awards categories may be a good fit for your organization and how criteria has been updated to meet more ambitious climate goals. In addition to reviewing award criteria, applications, and evaluation process, special guest and past award winner, Leigh Ann Johnston, Director, Sustainable Food Strategy, Tyson Foods, shares her insight as well.

 

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.