BBB Now Accepting Entries for Third Annual Torch Awards for Ethics
Oakland, CA
02/20/2020 01:57 PM

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 channels

=         Lifetime use of the BBB Torch Awards Seal (as long as a “B” BBB rating is maintained)

=         Torch Awards trophy presentation and office visit by BBB

=         Website recognition

=         Perpetual placement on the Torch Awards winners page (as long as a “B” BBB rating is maintained)

=         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 Applications are open now until Monday, April 6th at 5 pm PST. Good luck!


Casey Nicholl, Public Relations/Community Outreach

Phone: (510) 844-2068


Casey Nicholl
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