Nominations Now Open For The 2022 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

At the core of a better business is trust, and Better Business Bureau® of the Upstate is excited to introduce you to the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics celebrating businesses that exemplify trust.

The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics embodies BBB’s mission of advancing business trust and honors organizations whose leaders focus on the four C’s: the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics measures the Character of the organization’s leadership; if and how an authentic Culture is being fostered; the company’s transparent relationship with its Customers; and the impact the organization is making in the local Community.


The nominations are officially open to all Upstate for-profit, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations, and the deadline to nominate a company is August 31, 2022.
• BBB Accreditation is not required;
• For-profit and 501(c)(6) applicants must have a “B” rating with BBB;
• 501(c)(3) non-profit applicants must complete the Charitable Standards Evaluation process and meet all BBB Standards for Charity Accountability;
• Organizations must have been in business for three years;
• All financial obligations must be met;
• Government agencies are not eligible to submit an application.
How does it work? A company can either be nominated for the award or apply by visiting https://www.bbb.org/local/0673/bbb-education-foundation/torch-awards. The deadline to apply is September 16, 2022.

After a company is nominated, they will receive an email prompt to complete a formal entry. The nominated company will be required to pay a $100 entry fee, which will include two tickets to the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics Gala on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the Hilton Greenville where finalists and award winners will be recognized.

All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges. For more information, visit our website or feel free to contact Tammy Dankovich at (864)242-5052 or info@upstatesc.bbb.org.

The Better Business Bureau has empowered people to find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust for more than 110 years. In 2021, people turned to BBB more than 200 million times for BBB Business Profiles on 6.3 million businesses and Charity Reports on 25,000 charities, for free at BBB.org. The International Association of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. BBB of the Upstate was founded in 1982 and serves 10 counties in the Upstate area.


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