ABOUT THE ETHICS AWARD

ABOUT NORTH COAST ETHICS IN BUSINESS

 

OUR DEFINITION OF ETHICAL BEHAVIOR

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.

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 three 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 0f Rotary District 5130.


William F. Rousseau

Retired Elected Sonoma County Clerk Recorder Assessor

Committee Chair

 

Tom Boylan

Boylan Point Agency

Website & Marketing

 

Jim O”Grady

O’Grady Inc.

Ethics  Sub-Committee

 

Robert Vandervelde 

Napa Valley College, Dean of Arts & Science

Ethics Sub Committee

 

Cindy Denbo

Denbo Media Consulting

Media Outreach

 

Sylvia Bertram

Bertram Company

Ethics Sub Committee


RECIPIENT SELECTION PROCESS

Initial Nominations:

In order to nominate an organization we only require you to say who you are, who you are nominating, and a pretty simple “why.” Initial nominations can be made here.

Accepting the Nomination:

The next step is that our committee sends the nominees a few questions that they have to answer in order to accept the nomination. It is not an overly arduous questionnaire, 6-8 questions.

Initial Vetting of Nominee:

Next we have a subcommittee that vets all of the organizations that accept a nomination and passes the top responses on to our Blue Ribbon Panel.

Blue Ribbon Panel:

Finally, the Blue Ribbon Panel, which is made up of local business leaders, primarily outside of the Rotary District 5130, selects our recipients.


JOIN THE NORTH COAST ETHICS IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE

Interested in joining the North Coast Ethics in Business Committee, email event chair William Rousseau.