History & Purpose
The Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award was founded in 2000 by local leaders with the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. The award honors Dallas-based companies that demonstrate a measurable commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations, management philosophies and responses to crises or challenges.
Recognizing local companies that exemplify ethical business practices is important in creating awareness and understanding of the everyday application of these practices and helps foster a more stable and vibrant business environment. The purpose of the GDBEA is to hold those businesses up as examples and provide guidance and support to companies that wish to improve their ability to operate ethically and ensure ethics are an integral part of their culture.
What Criteria are Evaluated to Determine if a Company is Ethical?
GDBEA evaluates a company’s ethical standards by examining the processes it uses to communicate its values to all stakeholders, evaluate and adjust polices and practices related to conduct and operations standards. Detailed evaluation criteria can be found here, or you can view the short video below.
Many organizations are involved in the presentation of the Greater DallasBusiness Ethics Award. These organizations provide resources, leadership and organizational guidance to ensure the success of the GDBEA.