The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership Award winners announced demonstrated that innovative actions to combat climate change are smart business decisions. Sixteen organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology show exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change.

“I am proud to recognize our Climate Leadership Award winners for their actions to reduce the harmful carbon pollution that’s fueling climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Our winners are demonstrating that a healthy environment and a strong economy go hand in hand. These organizations are providing the leadership, commitment, and solutions needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet head on the challenge of a changing climate.”

EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, in partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (TCR), announced the fourth annual Climate Leadership Award winners. The awards were presented in Arlington, Va.

The 2015 Climate Leadership Award recipients are:

Innovative Partnerships Certificate:
• ChevroletClean Energy Campus Campaign (Detroit, Mich.)
• San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.

Organizational Leadership Award:
• Bank of America (Charlotte, N.C.)

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award):
• The City and County of San Francisco;
• The Clorox Company (Oakland, Calif.);
• DPR Construction (Redwood City, Calif.);
• SC Johnson (Racine, Wis.);
• Sprint (Overland Park, Kan.); and
• UPS (Atlanta).

Individual Leadership Award:
• Mayor Bill Finch, City of Bridgeport, Conn.

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate):
• Brown-Forman Corporation (Louisville, Ky.);
• California Department of Water Resources;
• Capital One Financial Corporation (McLean, Va.);
• CH2M HILL (Englewood, Colo.);
• The Clorox Company (Oakland, Calif.);
• EMC Corporation (Hopkinton, Mass.);
• The Hartford (Hartford, Conn.);
• Tiffany & Co. (New York)