An independent panel of judges comprised of leaders in business, academia, and public services made the selections based on criteria established to measure the organization’
Semifinalists in the small business category include Axiaware, of Vienna, Va., Care for You, Inc., of Silver Spring, Md., City Smiles, of Washington, D.C., EnDyna, Inc., of McLean, Va., Facility Engineering Associates, of Fairfax, Va., and The Clearing, of Washington, D.C. The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Leadership Arlington were both selected as semifinalists in the non-profit category.
Established in 2001, the awards are presented annually by the National Capital Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals in partnership with the New Century College at George Mason University. Over 40 DC-area businesses have been honored since the program’s inception, including Avalon Consulting and Case Design/Build in 2013, and Capitol Concierge and Next Century Corp. in 2012. A complete list of past NCBEA recipients is available at http://www.businessethicsawards.org.
“This group of semifinalists all demonstrated a commitment to incorporating solid business ethics into all aspects of their operations,”
“It’s important to honor organizations that don’t just preach the principles of business ethics, but actually implement them, with proven results,” said Elizabeth Schwarzman, NCBEA co-chair.
NCBEA is accepting nominations for the 2015 awards through January 13, 2015. Nominated companies may be of any size, in any sector but financial services, and should have an executive-level commitment to ethics as well as specific examples of implementation and communication of a code of conduct. Forms for nomination are available at http://www.businessethicsawards.org.