BBB Now Accepting Entries for Third Annual Torch Awards for Ethics
Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving the San Francisco Bay Area and
Northern Coastal California is accepting submissions through April 6, 2020
ABOUT: BBB invites for-profit businesses to apply for the
regional 2020 Torch
Awards for Ethics competition. The Torch Awards for Ethics competition was created to honor companies
that are committed to trust and marketplace ethics. The award embodies Better
Business Bureau’s mission to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.
CRITERIA: Any for-profit business headquartered in BBB’s
13-county service area that has been in business for at least three years and is
not a previous Torch Awards winner can
enter the 2020 Torch Awards
competition. It is free to apply. The business does not have to be BBB
Accredited, but it must be in good standing with BBB and have at least a “B”
rating to be considered for the award. More information about eligibility
requirements can be found here.
JUDGING: Businesses hoping to win this prestigious award will
be evaluated by a panel of judges from the local business, media, and academic
communities. Candidates will be judged on six categories – from leadership and
communication to human resources and commitment to the community.
RECOGNITION: The winners of the 2020 Torch Awards have the unique opportunity to receive widespread public
recognition for their commitment to, and excellence in, ethical business
practices. BBB Torch Awards winners
receive the following recognition:
Inclusion in a press release announcing winners
Announcements made on BBB’s major social media
Lifetime use of the BBB Torch Awards Seal (as long as a “B” BBB rating is maintained)
Awards trophy presentation and office visit by BBB
Perpetual placement on the Torch Awards winners page (as long as a “B” BBB rating is
Qualification to enter the 2020 International Torch
Awards for Ethics
The winners of the 2019 Torch
Awards included Colibri
Digital Marketing, Barker
Heating and Cooling, and Healthflex
Home Health Services. You can see all past winners here.
To apply for the regional 2020 Torch Awards for Ethics, learn more about the competition, or
nominate a business, visit go.bbb.org/sf-torchawards.
Applications are open now until Monday, April 6th at 5 pm PST. Good luck!
Casey Nicholl, Public Relations/Community Outreach
Phone: (510) 844-2068