BBB serving Greater Maryland Torch Awards for Marketplace Excellences pays tribute to businesses that demonstrate high standards of honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and their communities. A panel of independent judges, including previous winners, evaluate nominees on common criteria: companies are evaluated on criteria that include an ability to identify high ethical standards; long-standing reputation; truthfulness and accuracy in sales, promotional materials and advertisements; as well as effective management practices and policies that promote an ethical workplace.
In order to be eligible for consideration, a business may not have received the award in the last five years and must:
Submit an Official Nomination Form (by July 9 and application by August 27) consisting of a cover letter and supporting documents outlined under the selection criteria.
Nominees will be screened. Those that meet BBB|GMD eligibility requirements will be invited to submit an awards application.