Erie Chamber Blog
Tuesday July 23,  2019
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submitted by Pamela Marlow, Public Relations Coordinator

Better Business Bureau Serving Western Pennsylvania

Encouraging and supporting ethical business practices is a key purpose of the Better Business Bureau. The Torch Awards for Ethics (Torch Award) honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization's practices meet the highest standards of ethics. These companies generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities. The BBB Torch Award embodies the Better Business Bureau mission of advancing marketplace trust. 

If your company not only holds these business standards in high regard but also acts on them, you could be eligible for the BBB Torch Award for Ethics: 

  • Build Trust - Establish and maintain a positive track record in the Erie marketplace.
●     Advertise Honestly - Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.
●     Tell the Truth - Honestly represent products and services.
●     Be Transparent - Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business.
●     Honor Promises- Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations.
●     Be Responsive - Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.
●     Safeguard Privacy - Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud.
●     Embody Integrity - Approach all business dealings, marketplace transactions and commitments with integrity.

The Torch Award is open to all for-profit companies with headquarters located within the 28 county service area of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania (Erie, Warren and Crawford counties included) and meet the guidelines.

If you know an ethical business in Erie that is deserving of this award, place your nomination here. The deadline for nominations is the end of day Friday, August 9, 2019.

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