Facility Engineering Associates has been nominated for the 2014 National Capital Business Ethics Award in the Small Business category (<100 employees). This prestigious awards program, which honors companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to ethical business practices in management philosophies and everyday operations, is presented annually by the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals in partnership with George Mason University More details about NCBEA, including a list of former recipients, can be found on the website www.businessethicsawards.org. Recipients of the NCBEA are entered into the national American Business Ethics Awards for the following year.
These awards recognize businesses outside the financial services industry which employ the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct and exemplify a strong commitment to business excellence and social responsibility. Since the first awards were presented in 2001, companies from a wide variety of industries have been honored because of the programs devoted to integrity and ethical business practices that they have developed, communicated and deployed across their organizations. The recipients of the 2014 NCBEA will be honored at the Awards Breakfast on October 8, 2014.
Entries submitted for consideration for the NCBEA are judged based upon the following sample criteria:
- An illustration of the company’s commitment to business ethics as demonstrated by direct communication from the CEO and other senior officers.
- An established corporate code of ethics, credo, code of conduct or a written philosophy that communicates the company’s requirement for honesty, integrity and compliance with the law in all business dealings.
- Evidence of how ethics are a living part of the company’s philosophy, culture and everyday business operations.
- Employee and/or customer data which supports the fact that the organization is ethical in its behavior and business practices.
- Demonstration of a corporate commitment to maintaining a work environment that is safe and free from harassing or discriminatory behavior in its hiring, promotion and daily business practices.
- A corporate commitment to community that is demonstrated by involvement in local, regional or national issues. Evidence of corporate philanthropy and/or support of civic or charitable endeavors.