Torch Award encourages businesses to show off their ethics

torchawardsBBB calls for regional Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics entries

Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is now accepting entries for the 2013 Torch Awards competition. These awards recognize companies that are committed to high ethical standards and service to their customers, employees, investors and overall reputation.

The Torch Awards were created to recognize and celebrate ethical business practices for companies located in Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin. Spotlighting these companies fits the BBB mission, which is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Individuals and employees should nominate a business they believe value these principles for this prestigious recognition.

Any for-profit business in the 79-county service area of BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin qualified to submit an entry for the 2013 BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. Entries can be submitted through Nov. 22. While BBB Accreditation is not a requirement, companies must be in good standing with BBB and have at least a “B” rating with BBB to be considered.

The winner of a BBB Torch Award has a unique opportunity to receive public recognition for their excellence in ethical business practices. Winners at the local level will be announced Jan. 6, 2014 and will have the opportunity to move forward to the International Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics competition.

For entry forms and additional information visit: and register to attend a FREE how-to workshop webinar for help with submitting an entry on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.