Atlantic Business Ethics Awards
Submission Package

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Judges will make their decision based on the following criteria. Where possible, please provide concrete examples of how the nominee exhibits outstanding ethical practices in these areas. It is not required to answer every question in each category. There is a 9000 character limit for each category (additional information or supporting documentation can be faxed to 902-429-6457, emailed to or mailed to the address below).

How has your organization demonstrated responsibility to its stakeholders (e.g., customers/clients, employees, local community, etc.)? How has your organization demonstrated a balance between people and profits? How has your organization sustained a record of providing exceptional customer/client service and a quality product or service in the community? Has your organization been recognized for social and/or ecological responsibility? Has your organization been a bridge between the profit and non-profit sectors?

Ethical Decision Making:
An ethical business is positive, honest, fair, reliable and responsive to its stakeholders. How has your business demonstrated ethical decision-making related to customers, employees, suppliers/vendors/sub-contractors, or other stakeholders? Provide a description of no more than two (2) situations.

Ethical Initiatives or Programs:
How does your organization educate and train its employees and/or corporate officers in implementing ethical decision making? How is ethical practice and behavior made part of the day-to-day operations in your organization?

Ethical Leadership:
How has your organization provided ethical guidance in the community or had a presence of ethical leadership in the Atlantic Provinces? Provide an example of how your organization has faced a recent ethical dilemma and shown integrity and ethical leadership in dealing with that particular challenge.

Environmental Sustainability:
How has your organization taken steps towards a more environmentally sustainable approach to its operations and activities? How has your organization enhanced public awareness of environmentally responsibility or served as a respected advocate of the natural environment? How has your business helped to revitalize neighborhoods, created opportunities for marginalized groups, or otherwise strengthened and supported community economic and social development?

Sample of a completed nomination form on the BBB website -
Please submit packages by fax to: (902) 429-6457; by email: or by mail: BBB Serving the Atlantic Provinces, 1888 Brunswick St, Suite 805, Halifax, NS B3J 3J8

There are six categories:
(please mark appropriate category)
1. Non-Profit/Social Enterprise
2. Charitable Organization
3. 1-15 Employees
4. 16-25 Employees
5. 26-75 Employees
6. Over 75 Employees

Winners will be announced at the
BBB Atlantic Business Ethics Awards Dinner.

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