Environmental Leadership 24 Karat Gold winners

2017 winner
Overlooking denver international airport
Denver International Airport
Since opening on Feb. 28, 1995, Denver International Airport (DEN) has become the world’s 18th-busiest airport and the sixth-busiest airport in the United States. With more than 58.3 million passengers in 2016, DEN is one of the busiest hubs in the United States and is Colorado’s primary economic engine, generating more than $26 billion in annual economic impact for the state.
DEN is committed to strategically considering the long-term economic, social, and environmental impacts of all airport activities in order to maximize long-term benefits and ensure that our success strengthens our community stakeholders.
Past award winners
2006 Vail Resorts
2007 Roche Colorado Corp.
2008 Denver International Airport
2009 Goodrich Corporation AWB, Carbon Operations
2010 Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG)
2011 Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. (AngloGold Ashanti), Gary Horton, 
2012 The Aspen Skiing Company Team — Todd Richmond, Matt Jones, Dave Bellack and Auden Shendler
2013 Blue Star Recycler — Andy O’Riley
2014 Black Hills Energy — Energy Efficiency Education Program Team
2015 Johns Manville
2016 Alpine Bank
The 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award is addressed as follows:
At each year’s fall award ceremony, the Gold Leader Champion will be honored with the 24-Karat Gold Challenge Award, to be displayed at their facility for a one-year term.
At the next annual award’s ceremony, the Gold Champion will return the award in good order, so that it may be handed over to the next facility who may win (unless the past year’s champion wins it again).
The award is to remain a challenge competition and will not become the property of any one facility, even if won more than once.