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9th Annual Ethics in Action Awards will Celebrate Leadership and Innovation in Corporate Social Responsibility

Submitted by: Canadian Business for Social Responsibility

Categories: Business Ethics

Posted: Oct 08, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST

 

Oct. 08 /CSRwire/ - VANCOUVER, British Columbia - On October 23, a shortlist of 15 finalists will compete for the six 2002 BC Ethics in Action Awards. This year the awards will recognize leadership in the areas of Community Care, Environmental Excellence and Overall Ethics in Action Leadership. Awards will be given to both a small-to-medium sized business (under 250 employees) and a large company in each category.

"This is the only awards program of its kind in Canada", says Elisabeth Geller, VanCity's Manager of Community Programs and one of the two founding sponsors. "It is all about celebrating the best that a business can be - how it creates business value while contributing to social and environmental values."

The awards dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 23, at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom. Single tickets are $75 and the price of a table of 10 is $675. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ethicsinaction.com, by emailing info@ethicsinaction.com or by phoning 604-323-2714.

The award winners in each category will be announced for the first time at the dinner. "The Ethics in Action Awards are designed to inspire business leaders to greater levels of innovation", says David Hughes of the Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Development, the award's other co-founder. "We're honoured to have had such a strong response to the awards this years. The 15 finalists all represent the best of what business can be."

Ethics in Action finalists for 2002:

Community Care

Small & medium sized business:
-Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium
-North Shore Credit Union
-NV Food and Service Resource Group

Large business:
-Capers Community Markets
-Coast Capital Savings
-Crystal Decisions

Environmental Excellence

-Small & medium sized business:
-AgriMarine Industries Inc.
-Happy Planet Foods
-New Society Publishers

Large business:
BC Buildings Corporation
Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain Resorts

Overall Ethics in Action Leadership

Small & medium sized business:
-Small Potatoes Urban Delivery Inc.
-Sunshine Farms

Large business:
-Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
-Thrifty Foods

The Ethics in Action Awards were created through a partnership between VanCity Credit Union and the Workplace Centre for Spiritual and Ethical Development. Other sponsors of this year's awards are The Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC, Business in Vancouver, Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, The Globe Foundation of Canada, Metropolitan Printers and Leadership Vancouver.

For more information, please contact:

Myrna Khan Canadian Business for Social Responsibility
Phone: (604) 323-2714

 

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