“The Torch Awards have given us the opportunity to show the community our commitment to integrity and our customers,” said Rick Arvielo, Chief Executive Officer of New American Funding. “We have placed the highest priority on conducting business with fairness and honor and are extremely pleased the Torch Awards has recognized our efforts in this commitment.”
The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics were established to recognize organizations where ethics and trust is at the forefront of their business. Companies are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureau’s International Torch Award.
The finalists were required to complete an evaluation to demonstrate their commitment to ethics in six categories: Leadership’s Commitment to Ethical Practices; Communication of Ethical Practices; Leadership Practices to Unify the Organization; Organizational Commitment to Performance Management Practices; Organizational Commitment to Ethical Human Resource Practices; and Organizational Commitment to the Community.
“Doing the right thing is not always easy, and these companies have demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practices even in the most difficult times,” said Shelley Bradley, BBB Director of Programs and Special Events. “This year’s winners and finalists represent BBB’s community of trustworthy businesses that operate with integrity at the forefront.