ETHICAL BEHAVIOR IN BUSINESS means conducting your business in a transparent values-based manner consisting of integrity, honesty, and respect that in turn results in outcomes comprising fairness, equity, and dignity.
Ethical businesses follow Rotary’s Four-Way Test:
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
The North Coast Ethics in Business Award is a vision of 2020-2021 Rotary District 5130 Governor Doug Johnson. DG Johnson strongly believes Rotary’s “Four-Way Test” and “Core Values” are closely aligned with the concept of Ethics in Business. He shares, “As Rotarians, we need to honor businesses that are doing things right. Too often our society and the media focus on businesses that have been subject to scandals.”
This Rotary Award program will honor those organizations demonstrating ethical business practice in the workplace, the marketplace, and their community. There will be four award recipients recognized for their demonstration of going beyond the expected to achieve excellence in ethical business practices.
The planning phase for the Rotary Ethics in Business Award’s program started in early 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District-wide 2021 Awards luncheon will be an inaugural event for this important multi-community award. Nominations for Awards are solicited from the public and the Award recipient will be chosen by a Blue Ribbon Committee of North Coast business leaders. Customers, employees, friends, and other stakeholders who have witnessed exceptional ethical behavior are asked to nominate companies and organizations at Ethics@Rotary5130.org
The annual awards are coordinated by a committee of local business leaders and members of Rotary District 5130.