For 20 years, the Better Business Bureau serving central Ohio has presented its Torch Awards for Ethics to elevate and celebrate commitment to the highest standards of leadership character ethics by for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.

For 20 years, the Better Business Bureau serving central Ohio has presented its Torch Awards for Ethics to elevate and celebrate commitment to the highest standards of leadership character ethics by for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. Established in 1994, the awards embody the BBB mission of advancing marketplace trust and have been adopted by more than 55 BBBs across the country.

Beyond being accredited by the Better Business Bureau, more than 80 central Ohio businesses and nonprofits have been recognized for demonstrating the highest enterprise ethics as recipients of Torch awards.

Torch awards presented by the BBB of central Ohio are intended to encourage businesses and nonprofits in the 21-county area it serves to follow principles and practices of the BBB TRUST! Framework.

In 2015, four central Ohio companies and two nonprofits are the latest organizations to be honored with Torch awards for demonstrating their commitment to the highest ethical principles and serving as role models of good business. The six TRUST! Principles have been identified through hundred of interviews, observations and years of consulting experiences with small, medium and large organizations.

The principles are based on the premise that an organization's leaders are the caretakers of the culture. Culture is a constant; whether it is functional or dysfunctional is a direct result of leadership. Building a culture of TRUST! Requires intentional, character-rich action on the part of leadership.

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