About the Climate Leadership Awards

The Climate Leadership Awards (CLAs) 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.

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.

2024 CLA Awardees were honored during the Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony and Dinner on May 22, 2024 in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of #TheCLC.

The application cycle for the 2025 CLAs will open this fall.

Learn more about our 2024 Climate Leadership Award Catagories:

Individual Leadership Award

The Individual Leadership Award recognizes individuals exemplifying extraordinary leadership in leading their organizations’ response to climate change and through engagement of their peers and partners.

Innovative Partnership Award

The award for innovative partnerships recognizes organizations working collaboratively on leading edge climate initiatives that are above and beyond business-as-usual. Partnerships that are candidates for recognition should be composed primarily of stakeholder institutions from government, non-profit, academia, and/or the private sector that have collectively established objectives to measurably address greenhouse gas reduction goals and/or adaptation and resilience activities.

Organizational Leadership Award

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 internal stakeholders (employees, executive leadership, Board of Directors, etc.), peers, and partners. The Organizational Leadership Award highlights exceptional commitment, initiatives, performance, and outcomes focused on scopes 1 and 2.

Value Chain Leadership Award (NEW 2024 category)

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 value chains. The Value Chain Leadership Award highlights exceptional commitment, initiatives, performance, and outcomes focused on scope 3 emissions.