The Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust announced the winners of the 2016 International Torch Award for Ethics (ITAE). Four companies will be honored with the award. They are: Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Jon Wayne Service Company, Victory Auto Service & Glass and Merry Maids of Metro. The award is given to businesses who demonstrate best practices in character leadership and organizational ethics.
In addition, six companies were named finalists. They are:
- Albert Moving & Storage, Wichita Falls, TX
- JNBA Financial Advisors, Minneapolis, MN
- Main Street Service Center, Harrison, AR
- North Star Resource Group, Minneapolis, MN
- Secure Destruction Service, Huntsville, AL
- The Business Backer, Cincinnati, OH
The ITAE winners and finalists will be honored at a special luncheon ceremony on September 20, 2016 at The Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN, as part of the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus.
“These outstanding companies consistently exceed marketplace standards for ethics in their relationships with their customers, employees, suppliers, industry peers and the communities in which they do business. By awarding them the 2016 International Torch Award for Ethics, we are demonstrating to the business community that adhering to Better Business Bureau ethical standards is the hallmark of successful, competitive companies,” said Genie Barton, president of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust.