Wisconsin Chapter Award Program
The Judging Process
Entries submitted for consideration to the ABEA Program are judged on the following criteria:
1. A clear demonstration of the company’s executive commitment to business ethics as demonstrated by speeches or other correspondence and communications from the CEO and other senior officers to employees and/or customers. The CEO is encouraged to tell the company's story as it relates to a culture of strong business ethics.
2. A corporate code of ethics, credo, code of conduct, mission statement, or philosophy that demonstrates the company’s requirement for honesty, integrity and compliance with the law in all business dealings. An ethics policy or corporate philosophy that is unique and deserving of recognition is a critical component of the award.
3. Clear communication of the company’s ethical standards, corporate culture and its expectations of employees in company publications, employee handbooks, training courses and other materials. The company should indicate whether and how employees are measured for ethical business conduct and whether and how their compensation is tied to ethical conduct.
4. A clear indication that employees throughout the organization understand and accept the company’s ethical standards as indicated by survey results or internal audits or demonstrated behavior.
5. A means for employees, customers and other parties to bring ethical problems to the attention of management and a mechanism for resolution that ensures fair and consistent treatment of the parties involved. Specific examples of how this mechanism is used by employees and other company constituents and information on outcomes of ethical problems or conflicts is important to the selection process.
6. A narrative description of business ethics in action as demonstrated by the company’s response to a specific challenge affecting its operations or its industry, or by evidence of how ethical decision-making is a part of the company’s everyday operations, philosophy and culture.
7. A consistently high quality of products, services, business and production practices, including demonstrated awareness of environmental impact, if appropriate.
8. A corporate commitment to providing a work environment that is free from harassment or inappropriate discriminatory behavior of any kind, that treats employees with respect, and that fosters growth and opportunity.
9. A community commitment that is demonstrated by involvement in local, regional and/or national issues, corporate philanthropy, support of civic and charitable endeavors through foundation grants, and/or contributions or gifts of time and materials.
Milwaukee Chapter - Society of Financial Service Professionals
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 1300
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-276-7340 • Fax: 414-276-7704 • Email: email@example.com