Students at Colorado State University were instrumental in helping a Fort Collins company win a 2014 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics on April 30 in Fort Collins, Colo. This was the 16th year for the awards, presented by the BBB Center for Character Ethics.
Delta Sigma Pi Honor Society members Kitryn Gardner, Amanda Gossman and Alexa Burt prepared the nomination for award-winning Microbial Research Inc., a Fort Collins company.
Participation by CSU students is a result of the long-standing partnership between the College of Business and BBB. CSU students, along with business students from the University of Northern Colorado and University of Wyoming, prepared entries on behalf of 18 nominees, evaluating the ways in which the businesses promote the six TRUST! principles of EthicalEnterprising. These six principles are:
Transformation at the Top
Reinforce and Build
Unite the Team
“Our partnership with CSU’s College of Business provides students with experience in meeting and learning from owners and managers of ethical businesses in our area,” said Carrie Rossman, director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.
Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust provides ethics-based assessment, training and recognition programs for businesses, consumers, nonprofits and students in Northern Colorado and Wyoming through three centers of excellence: BBB Center for Character Ethics, BBB Center for Fraud Prevention and BBB Center for Nonprofit Excellence. In 2013, the BBB Institute reached more than 4,900 people via outreach and education programs.