Finalists for Business Ethics Award Announced

by Lore McFadden | Dec 30, 2016

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Center Valley, PA 
– The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace announced the finalists for the fifth annual Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct. The winner of the competition will be revealed and presented with an award on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at DeSales University in Center Valley at the 12:00 p.m. luncheon. 

Six local companies made the list after completing a comprehensive process.  They are: KMRD Partners Inc., Warrington; Concannon Miller, Bethlehem; MKSD Architects, LLC, Allentown; James Funeral Home & Cremation Services PC, Bethlehem; Boyle Construction, Inc., Allentown; and BerkOne, Bethlehem. 

To be considered for the award, companies had to apply, or be nominated, and submit a detailed application that addresses recognized elements of ethical business practices such as formal codes of conduct, compliance with both the letter and spirit of the law, accountability at all levels of the organization, and good corporate citizenship. 

The Forum is sponsoring this luncheon on February 2 and will include a video presentation featuring segments from each company’s application. The Societas Award is designed to show how real companies incorporate ethical standards and best practices throughout their business model. 

About the Forum 

The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.  The Forum seeks to provide opportunities for people to come together for study, reflection, conversation, and action on ethical issues in the workplace.

 The Forum hosts a quarterly breakfast series at DeSales that feature guest lecturers on topics of controversy or current interests that have real-world ethical implications.

 More information can be found on the Forum’s web page at www.ethicsforum.org.


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