Organizational Leadership Award
Climate Leadership Awards
- About the CLA
- 2013 Award Winners
- 2012 Award Winners
- Application Process, Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Setting Certificate)
- Excellence in GHG Management (Goal Achievement)
- Supply Chain Leadership
- Organizational Leadership
- Individual Leadership
- Frequent Questions
- Awards Dinner and Conference
- About the Partners
Dates to Remember
June 11, 2013 – Climate Leadership Awards Informational Webinar, 12:00PM EST
June 24, 2013 – Application period opens
September 13, 2013 – Deadline for 2014 award applications
Please note that the content on this page is from the 2013 Awards. This information will be updated for the 2014 Awards by June 11.
Recognizes organizations that, in addition to having their own comprehensive GHG inventories and aggressive emissions reduction goals, demonstrate exemplary leadership both in their internal response to climate change and through external engagement.
Application and Submission Instructions
- Review the general eligibility requirements and the specific evaluation criteria for the Organizational Leadership category.
- Download the application form and the reference form to review questions, provide requested information, and prepare materials as needed. Once application form is completed, save a final copy of your PDF forms on your own computer.
Note: The Organizational Leadership Application form was updated as of 6 PM EST on August 27, 2012. The Third Party Reference Form was updated as of 5 PM EST on October 4, 2012. The new versions of these forms have been corrected for data entry errors.
- Once application is complete and materials are finalized, please submit accordingly through the online submission tool. Reminder: The application must be complete before uploading to the online tool. Online submission is absolutely the last step of the application process.
Please Note: If applying for an award in more than one category, new submissions must be made for each.
Applications must be submitted using the online submission tool by October 12, 2012.
Organizational Leadership Award Criteria
In addition to a publicly reported GHG inventory for at least scopes 1 and 2, applicants will be evaluated based on the following attributes:
- Innovation and thought leadership in developing management and operational strategies related to climate change.
- Disclosure of climate-related material risks and opportunities.
- Strategic integration of climate mitigation and resilience activities into applicant’s operational strategies, including establishing management structures, verifying performance, allocating budget, engaging the supply chain, and demonstrating a track record of establishing and achieving GHG reduction and climate risk mitigation goals.
- Key initiatives related to climate change response, as well as related goals, benchmarks, plans and requirements put into place by the organization.
- Quality of engagement with non-profit organizations, governmental organizations and/or other non-advocacy collaborations in which the applicant/nominee is an active member/participant.
- Quality of effective partnerships with peer organizations to develop best practices, influence behavior change, establish standards and engage in public education.
- Nature of involvement in education and training of internal staff and management, as well as external stakeholders, partners, suppliers, competitors, and/or others.
Exemplary climate leadership activities must have taken place between January 1, 2010 and October 12, 2012.
Action items must be deemed to be better than business-as-usual.