To nominate a business or nonprofit or to submit a self-nomination, click here.
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 12TH.
Members of the public, community leaders, businesses and nonprofits can nominate outstanding ethical organizations in Northern Colorado and Wyoming for this prestigious award, INCLUDING THEIR OWN COMPANY!!
To be eligible for the Torch Award for Ethics, an organization must:
– Be in business for at least three years
– Be in good standing with BBB
– Be free from government action
– If a nonprofit organization, be accredited through BBB’s Charity Review process.
This year, businesses or nonprofits which are nominated will be informed of the nomination and invited to complete the Candidate Selection Form. This short questionnaire asks for details about the nature of the business or nonprofit as well as basic questions about the ethical foundations of the organization.
Each organization will be vetted to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications. Those who pass vetting will then have their Candidate Selection Form reviewed by a Torch Candidate Selection Committee. This committee will select the business and nonprofits candidates who will be invited to prepare a full application for the 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics.
In addition to the prestige and recognition for BBB Torch Award for Ethics winners, participation in the process gives organizations a number of benefits. BBB’s TRUST! Criteria, used to judge the award, are a great framework for a company to evaluate its values and processes to ensure it is building trust with all stakeholders. Past Torch Award participants have praised the Torch Award process for its ability to give them new insights into how ethical principles are communicated and practiced throughout the organization.
In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to work with BBB’s Ethics Scholar interns, all of whom are upper-class students from the three universities in the service territory. Not only does this help provide additional learning experiences to university students, but it also gives Torch Award candidates a chance to connect with talented future members of the workforce.
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