MONTREAL - The WORLD ENVIRONMENT CENTER (WEC) has awarded its Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development to ALCAN. Established in 1975, the Gold Medal recognizes pre-eminent industry leadership initiatives and contributions to worldwide environmental excellence and sustainable development. The medal will be presented on May 11, 2007, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
"We are honoured to receive this prestigious award," said Dick Evans, Alcan president and CEO. "Sustainability has become an integral part of the way we do business, balancing economic, social and environmental objectives. The evidence is quite clear that this is an essential element in a successful business strategy, and a distinguishing feature of high-performance organizations."
WEC is an independent, not-for-profit, non-advocacy organization. Working with the private sector, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and academia, WEC promotes sustainable development by encouraging leadership, improving health and safety practices worldwide, and fostering the efficient use of natural resources to protect the global environment. For further information, please visit www.WEC.org.