BBB® Torch Awards for Ethics 2014
April 30, 2014
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, a national program of the BBB Center for Character Ethics, began in our local area in 1999 and the award has since been bestowed upon more than 80 businesses in BBB’s 38-county territory in Northern Colorado and Wyoming.
The goal of the program is twofold. First, the BBB Center for Character Ethics seeks to applaud businesses with exemplary ethics and to hold these businesses up as examples for others in the marketplace. Secondly, the program provides hands-on ethics education for students at the College of Business at Colorado State University, Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado and University of Wyoming College of Business.
Companies of all sizes are nominated for the BBB Torch Awards by their customers and business peers and are vetted by a nomination panel that convenes each summer. During fall semester, the student groups meet with representatives from nominated companies and conduct a thorough review of the company’s business practices. Students then prepare nomination papers based on the criteria of the Six TRUST! Principles of EthicalEnterprising:
Transformation at the Top
Reinforce and Build
Unite the Team
! Enthusiastically Reinvest!
Successful completion of the students’ nomination papers results in a financial honorarium of $2,000 awarded to the business honor society or college of business at each university to enhance business education opportunities. The honorarium is funded by voluntary contributions from BBB Accredited Businesses.
An independent panel of judges consisting of past award winners, BBB Board members and other distinguished business professionals convene in January to review submissions and to determine finalists and award winners.
The BBB Torch Awards project comes to fruition in April when BBB Accredited Businesses, current nominees, past winners, university partners, sponsors and others gather for a ceremony honoring the winners.
For more information and to find out how to sponsor this program, contact Carrie Rossman, Director, at email@example.com or 970.488.2043.
Nominate a Business for the BBB Torch Award for Ethics for 2015
Torch Awards Resource Page for Nominees and Students: http://wynco.bbb.org/torch-awards-resource-page/
List of past winners: http://wynco.bbb.org/torch-award-winners/