The Better Business Bureau (BBB, BBB.org) has opened the applications for the 2023 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics and the 2023 BBB Spark Awards, the only accolades that don’t honor the profitability, popularity or growth of individuals or organizations, but rather those that put integrity into action and do right by the customers they serve. Applications are due by April 28.
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.
The BBB Spark Awards honor entrepreneurs, startup founders and emerging business owners under the age of 45 who prioritize ethical decision-making. BBB has four separate Spark 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. For more information on how to apply, go to bbb.org/local/0714/torch-awards or bbb.org/local/0714/spark-awards.
BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. BBB services to consumers are free. Visit BBB.org for more information.