|BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics|
The coveted BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics attracts over a thousand entries from businesses of all sizes throughout North America.
BBBs in Canada and the United States conduct local competitions, forwarding the winning entries to the Council of Better Business Bureaus for consideration for the International Torch Award. Businesses may also nominate themselves and enter the international competition on their own.
These awards are presented to companies in recognition of their outstanding commitment to exceptional standards in relationships to their consumers, employees, suppliers, competitors, shareholders, and surrounding communities.
The BBB Torch Award is helping to illuminate the importance of corporate conscience and responsibility to upholding a fair and honest marketplace. Each year, one winner is selected from each of four size categories by an independent panel of judges with expertise in business ethics.
The award is open to for-profit businesses that provide goods or services to retail and wholesale markets (located in the U.S., Canada or communities in Mexico served by BBBs). Non-profit organizations or businesses whose primary markets are local, state, or federal governments are NOT ELIGIBLE for this award.
Companies do not need to have a full-scale ethics program in operation in order to compete. They simply need to demonstrate that they meet the judging criteria. The 2005 Better Business Bureau International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics will be awarded to four companies: Category I (1,000 employees or more); Category II (100 to 999 employees); Category III (11 to 99 employees) and Category IV (1 to 10 employees).
Nominees must be in good standing with the BBB; however, membership in the BBB is not a requirement.
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