Business Ethics

Business Ethics

In offices and boardrooms across America, businessmen and women are working hard at more than just improving company profits—they are shaping the character, work ethics and integrity of their corporate culture. We help support this effort through business ethics roundtables and a our annual Business Ethics Award that goes to an outstanding business that exhibits a commitment to business ethics at all levels of the organization, among its industry peers, and within its community. The Business Ethics Award is presented in conjunction with the Florida Gulf Coast University Chair of Business Ethics to a Southwest Florida business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior throughout the organization and in its dealings with the public. The finalists participate in a special Business Ethics luncheon we host in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University that is held at FGCU in early fall.  The winner is then announced at the Uncommon Friends Foundation’s annual Uncommon Evening event held later at the Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers.

Business Ethics

Roundtables

Business Ethics Roundtables are scheduled to focus on an open and frank discussion among chief executives about the biggest challenges faced in business to maintain ethical standards, peer-to-peer advice on improving business ethics, and the most important trends in ethics issues. On June 8, 2006, Uncommon Friends Foundation launched the first in a series of Business Ethics Roundtables in conjunction with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. This first Business Ethics Roundtable for CEO’s in Southwest Florida was led by national leaders in the business ethics field, Dawn-Marie Driscoll, Center for Business Ethics, Bentley College and Francis J. Daly, Director of Ethics Program, Northrop Grumman, retired. Future roundtables will take place regionally throughout the country.

Business Ethics Award

In 2006, Uncommon Friends Foundation gave its first Uncommon Friends Business Ethics Award to recognize HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation as being an organization that exemplifies standards of high ethical behavior in how they conduct their daily operations and during times of crises. The company taking home this coveted award must demonstrate its commitment to ethical dealing with its employees, customers, vendors, shareholders, regulators, lenders, and the community. The company must also show a commitment to business ethics in its marketing, communications and sales practices and must hold a reputation within its industry and community for its commitment to business ethics.

Nominations for the 2017 Business Ethics Award are due September 1, 2017.

2016 Business Ethics Award Winner

CPR Tools, Inc. of Fort Myers was the winner of the 11th annual Business Ethics Award. CPR Tools, Inc. www.cprtools.com has 25 years’ experience in providing data security and recovery products and services to businesses and individuals. It is located at 2022 Hendry Street, Suite 100 in downtown Fort Myers, FL 33901.

 

CEO John Benkert of CPR Tools accepts the Business Ethics Award from Dr. Eric Dent

CEO John Benkert of CPR Tools accepts the Business Ethics Award from Dr. Eric Dent


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