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Call for Nominations: 2012 American Business Ethics Awards

The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals is now seeking nominations for the 2012 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA). This annual program recognizes companies that exemplify high standards of ethical behavior in the conduct of their everyday business as well as in response to specific crises or challenges.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is March 15, 2012. Nomination forms are available here: ABEA Nomination Form or by calling 1-800-392-6900.

The awards are presented in three categories: large companies (2,500+ employees), mid-sized companies (250–2,500 employees) and small companies (fewer than 250 employees). (Financial service companies and non-profit organizations are not eligible due to their close association with the Foundation's parent organization, the Society of FSP.)

A company may be nominated for ABEA consideration by a customer, client, employee, consultant, vendor or other person who believes that the company's ethics program is commendable. Nominated companies will be asked to complete an official entry form and to provide documentation of ethics in action at their company.

Entries are evaluated by an independent panel of judges representing business, academia, consulting, and the ethics community. Recipients of the 2012 ABEA will be honored at a special ceremony to be held in the fall.

Past ABEA recipients include: Kimberly-Clark; Corgan; the Eye & Laser Center; Eat'n Park Hospital Group; Merrick & Company; Integrated Project Management Company, Inc.; Lockheed Martin; High Performance Technologies, Inc.; Midnight Janitorial; General Mills; Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.; General Dynamics ATP; MEDRAD, Inc.; Whirlpool Corporation; Pitney Bowes; Starbucks; Kiplinger; Texas Instruments; Levi Strauss; and Merck.

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About the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals
A charitable organization created to foster research, education and ethical practices amongst financial service professionals to benefit the public, the Foundation was established by the leadership of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (www.financialpro.org) in 1982.

In fulfillment of this mission, the Foundation has created several programs, including the Paul S. Mills Scholarship to encourage ongoing professional development among financial service practitioners; the Journal of Financial Service Professionals Author Award to advance scholarly research and writing in financial services; the American Business Ethics Award to recognize ethical practices in the American business marketplace; and Financial Education Partners™ (FEP), to provide pro bono financial guidance to individuals in need. More information is available at www.FinancialProFoundation.org.