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Ethics in Business Awards

To celebrate local businesses and business leaders in Campbell, Willow Glen, and West San José who exemplify Rotary’s “Four-Way Test” by honoring a spirit of philanthropy and providing excellent customer service to our community, the Rotary Club of Campbell annually presents its Ethics in Business Awards.

Please read the guidelines below and CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, April 5, 2019

Congratulations to our 2018 co-winners: Stacks and Running Revolution!

Scope

Nominees shall be businesses (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation) with an active presence in Campbell, Willow Glen, and/or West San José, generally within the following ZIP codes: 95008, 95117, 95118, 95124, 95125, 95126, 95128, 95129, 95130

NOTE: Businesses owned or operated by, or currently employing Rotarians or their family members are NOT eligible for nomination.

Criteria

The Ethics in Business Awards are intended to celebrate local businesses that exemplify Rotary’s Four-Way Test:

Is it the truth? (Honesty)

  • Does the business represent its product or service clearly and accurately?
  • Does it make every reasonable effort to fulfill the letter and spirit of its commitments?
  • Is the business proactive in correcting mistakes and/or misunderstandings?

Is it fair to all concerned? (Justice)

  • Does the business abide by all laws, regulations, and best practices related to its industry?
  • Does the business have a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other protected class?
  • Does the business value the opinions of its clients, customers, and employees?

Will it build goodwill and better friendships? (Community)

  • Does the business maintain an active presence in local community-based organizations?
  • Does the business provide opportunities for employees to contribute to the welfare of the community through participation in local CBOs and service projects?
  • Does the business provide a program to match charitable contributions of its employees?

Is it beneficial to all concerned? (Betterment)

  • Does the business provide good value to its clients and/or customers?
  • Does the business demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement of its products and/or services?
  • Does the business encourage its employees to develop skills that will help them advance in their professional lives and provide resources for them to do so?

Selection

Upon the close of the nomination period, the Campbell Rotary Board of Directors will appoint an Awards Subcommittee to review nominations and make a recommendation to the Board for award recognitions.

Subcommittee members will review all nominations according to the criteria defined above. Nominees will be scored based on a points system, with 0-10 points awarded for each of the Four-Way Test questions (40 total possible points). Scoring will be averaged among all Subcommittee members, and a final ranking determined.

Based on the final ranking, the Subcommittee will choose 1-2 businesses to receive the Ethical Business(es) of the Year Award — provided that each of these businesses received an average of more than 30 total points.

Recognition

Winner(s) of the Ethical Business of the Year (EBOY) Award will receive a plaque to display at their business recognizing the award and will also be recognized with:

  • An announcement on the Campbell Rotary website;
  • An announcement in a Campbell Rotary e-newsletter and media release;
  • A ceremony at a Campbell Rotary meeting;
  • An announcement at Campbell Rotary’s Orchard City Chili Cookoff.

Questions?

Please send an email to rotary@campbellrotary.org.