The Better Business Bureau (BBB, has opened applications for the 2023 Torch Awards for Ethics.

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics honors organizations whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character; ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics; and consequently, generate trust with its customers and the community. The Torch Award embodies BBB’s mission of advancing business trust. BBB has four separate Torch Awards competitions – Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa, Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota, and the Kansas Plains

Entries are evaluated by one of four independent, voluntary panels of judges from either Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux Falls, or Wichita. Each panel is comprised of members from the business, nonprofit, and academic sectors of their communities. Your written submission, including examples, stories, and documents, should provide a robust and accurate depiction of your organization’s focus on character, culture, customers, and community. Supporting documents and attachments can range from handbooks, internal documentation, or photos from events.

Applications are due by April 28. Any questions can be directed to Josh Planos at

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