The Torch Awards for Ethics (Torch Award) honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics, and consequently generate trust. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The award embodies the Better Business Bureau® mission of advancing marketplace trust.
The Torch Award is open to for-profit, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations of all sizes physically located within sponsoring BBB service areas. Firms need not be BBB Accredited. 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations must complete the BBB Charitable Standards Evaluation process, and currently meet all BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.
Companies entering the 2016 Torch Award competition will be judged in one of four categories based on the number of employees:
- Companies with over 175 employees
- Companies with 51 - 175 employees
- Companies with 11 - 50 employees
- Companies with 1 - 10 employees
- 2017 Deadline for Entries: September 5, 2017
- 2017 Award Ceremony: November 14, 2017
- 2017 Torch Awards Info Sessions: July 18, 2017
- 2017 Torch Awards Webinars: TBD
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Entry Form & Nomination Form
All entries will be submitted using the online entry form. More information about eligibility, exclusions, the judging process, and entry submission requirements is available on the introduction page of the online entry form. The form includes a save and resume later feature so that it may be completed incrementally. To get started, click the online entry form button below.
Know an organization that should be considered for a Torch Award? Use the nominate button to fill out the nomination form.