History

 

Over 20 years ago, BBB serving Central Ohio established the annual awards program to publicly recognize local companies that maintain a solid commitment to ethical business practices. The Torch Awards for Ethics is not only designed to promote the importance of building trust, but also the willingness and efforts made by outstanding businesses to help contribute to an honorable marketplace. 

BBB Torch Awards showcases both ethical companies and charities in Central Ohio that build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, remain transparent and honor their promises. Shining a spotlight on these organizations fits BBB’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, a national program of the BBB Center for Character Ethics, began in Central Ohio in 1994. The awards have been bestowed on more than 80 businesses in BBB’s 21-county service area, giving the recipients the opportunity to continue on to compete at the national level for the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics.