FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 26, 2016
DALLAS – Four Dallas-based companies will be honored by the North Texas business community at the 16th Annual Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award (GDBEA) program Tuesday, May 17, at
11:30 a.m., at the Westin Galleria Hotel. The program is presented by Akin Gump, Better Business Bureau® serving Dallas and Northeast Texas and D CEO Magazine. The event is open to the public and tickets/tables are available at gdbea.org. Out of 30 nominated companies, the 2016 honorees are: Imprimus Group, Lone Star Analysis, Staffelbach, and UR Holdings.
GDBEA will also present the inaugural winner of the Cary M. Maguire “Spirit of Ethics” Award, which recognizes a company that demonstrates and champions above-and-beyond ethical practices. This new level of recognition is named for Dallas businessman, philanthropist and longtime GDBEA supporter Cary Maguire.
The keynote speaker for the program is Richard Bowen, identified by 60 Minutes and The Wall Street Journal as the Citigroup whistleblower who repeatedly warned Citi executive management
about risky business practices and potential losses related to mortgage lending prior to 2008.
The Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award recognizes local companies that have made a commitment to ethical business practices and demonstrate that commitment in their everyday operations, management philosophies, and in response to crises or challenges.
A panel of judges, representing academia, business and previous award winners, reviewed submissions containing nominee companies’ ethics policies, programming, communications and review practices. A team of students from the Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College conducted site visits and interviews with the entrants. A Better Business Bureau review and qualifying rating of B+ or above is also a standing requirement for all entrants. Subsequently, the panel convened to determine those whose entries demonstrated a superior standard of ethics in action.
“These companies are great examples of ethics at work,” said Michael Webb, chairman of the award program. “They exemplify businesses operating under ethical principles and doing the right thing for their company and related stakeholders. Their work reinforces the positive, ethical values of our local business community.”
Past winners include: Atmos Energy, Balfour Beatty Construction, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, Brinker International, Castro Roofing of Texas, CDG & Associates, Community Management
Associates, Complete Landsculpture, Corgan Associates, The Container Store, Daisy Brand, Dave & Buster’s, DHD Films, EDS, Ellis: Partners in Mystery Shopping, Fluor Corp., Haven Home Health Inc., Interstate Batteries, HKS, Hospice Plus, Kahn Mechanical, Karlee, Kimberly Clark, Loveable Smiles, MRP Facility Services, Purdy-McGuire, ReGeneration Partners, Sleep Experts, The Richards Group, The Staubach Company, TD Industries, TELOS Fitness Center, Texas Institute for Surgery, Trammell Crow Company, TXU, Weir’s Furniture Village, Wishbone Graphics.
The Dallas program has produced an unprecedented nine winners of the national American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) program, and, in fact, has more national ethics award honorees than
any other affiliated program in the United States. The Dallas-area companies that are also ABEA winners include Community Management Associates, Corgan Associates, Daisy Brand, EDS, Kimberly-Clark, The Richards Group, TDIndustries, Texas Instruments and Trammell Crow Company.
Since 2000 the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Award has partnered with business associations and academic centers. These partners include Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public
Responsibility at SMU, Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth, the North Texas Ethics Association and Success North Dallas. This partnership continues to honor Dallas-based
companies for their commitment to daily ethical business practices.
For more information go to www.GDBEA.org.
United Renovation is passionate about changing and impacting lives! Each year we partner with Dallas Leadership Foundation and others to Transform Dallas!
Transform Dallas, is the largest community service collaborative in Dallas. Dallas Leadership Foundation, the faith-based community, community partners, corporations and Dallas area non-profit organizations come together for one day to help persons in target neighborhoods receive major and minor home renovation and neighborhood cleanup services.
United Renovations recently had the privilege of partnering with Ferguson in this year’s Gables Day by donating two sets of Washer/Dryers to Gables for their annual Gables Day charity event in D.C.
This year’s Gables Day took place at The Sasha Bruce House and Re*Generation House which provides temporary housing for runaways and troubled youth. This campus is the intake for the children who need to be placed into foster care and it is the campus for teens that are aging out of the foster system but do not have the skills to live independently, so very often these young adults are sent out and forgotten.