The Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics (previously known as the Integrity Awards) recognize companies who display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all of their business dealings. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. This award is open to all for-profit businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota, who are in good standing with the BBB. Membership in the BBB is not required.
How does it work?
A company must first be nominated for the award.
There are four available size categories based upon number of employees:
After a company is nominated, they are asked to complete a formal entry. The entry guidelines ask each company to demonstrate their commitment to ethics by addressing the following six Principles of TRUST!, as established by BBB:
The Judging Process
Entries are then reviewed by an independent panel of judges. The judges determine the finalists and award recipients for each category. All companies are recognized at the Torch Awards ceremony and the winners are announced live at the event. All finalists and winners also receive these benefits.
A company is not eligible to compete if any of the following conditions apply:
Nominations Due: May 9, 2018 by 5:00 PM
Workshops: TBD, early June
Entry Deadline: July 24, 2018 by 4:00 PM
Award Ceremony: late October