More than 30 organizations applied for the awards, and winners and finalists were announced at a breakfast award ceremony in the Bill &
The winners and finalists are:
Winner: Mark Miller Subaru
Finalists: Comunidades Unidas;
Winner: National Ability Center
"I appreciate that we're awarding good behavior. That's good parenting, to reward good behavior and eschew the bad. I appreciate we're here honoring those who are doing it right and that we're making a big deal out of ethical behavior, which I believe most of us do every day," Herbert said. "We all have an opportunity to be an example, and we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to make society better by being a good example."
"We talk about ethics at Mark Miller Subaru because it's so important to our company to do the right thing," Miller said. "It has to be in the DNA of the company."
Two winning organizations that work with people with disabilities focused on the importance of the trust they create with their clients and the community.
"It's the families, the veterans and the kids we serve who are an example of ethical leadership to us every day, and they are an inspiration," said
"We want communities to value all people of all abilities and to realize that all people can contribute to society, which they can't do if they are segregated from society in an institution," Bowman said. "It's an honor to serve the people we serve and to be recognized for how far we've come. While we have a long way to go, we have come a long way, too."
The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by businessman
Nominees for the awards were judged based on eight criteria:
- Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations
- Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
- Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions
- Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
- Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
- Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others
- Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
- Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders
Photos of the event are available in the Eccles Newsroom: http://eccles.utah.edu/news/
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