St. Louis, Mo., March 19, 2014 - Better Business Bureau (BBB) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 TORCH Awards. The awards recognize companies and charities that are committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and outstanding service to their customers, employees, suppliers, and communities.
Customers may nominate their favorite companies as potential winners. Companies and charities also may nominate themselves.
A panel of past TORCH Award winners will select the 2014 recipients.
BBB is looking for businesses and nonprofits that others will want to emulate. Nominees must show creativity in their ability to manage customer expectations, provide excellent customer service and resolve disputes. They must demonstrate the ways they inspire their workforce to adopt and communicate their ethics and further their mission. They must embody truth in advertising and help foster ethics within their industry and community.
Benefits for winners include:
To be considered, an organization must submit a TORCH Award nomination form along with all supporting documents listed on the form by May 30, 2014. Officials must be available for interviews at the company or charity headquarters.
The new online form allows businesses to submit an application online and upload all documents requested with the nomination. Businesses also may print out the form from BBB’s website and mail the nomination and supporting materials to BBB.
For questions about the form or assistance in applying for the TORCH Award, please contact BBB at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-584-6743.
Contacts (News Media Only): Michelle Corey, President & CEO, 314-645-0606, email@example.com, or Chris Thetford, Vice President-Communications, 314-584-6743 or 314-681-4719 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. All BBB services to consumers are free of charge. BBB provides objective advice, free BBB Business Reviews on more than 5.3 million businesses, 11,000 Charity Reviews, dispute resolution services, alerts and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. Please visit www.bbb.org for more information.