Ethics in Business Award

Posted May 18, 2011

The "Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award" is given each year to one individual from the small business sector (49 or fewer employees) and one individual from the large business sector (50 or more employees) to recognize those who exemplify the concept of "service above self" and who work to build a positive sense of worth within both the business community and the broader community as a whole. The award is sponsored by the Combined Rotary of Pensacola and the University of West Florida College of Business.

The 2011 winners

  • Small Business: Ed Gray
  • Large Business: Sandy Sansing

"This award recognizes business leaders who adhere to high ethical standards in their business practices reflected in the Rotary Four-Way Test," said Dr. Ed Ranelli, Professor and Dean Emeritus of the UWF College of Business. "It highlights the importance of honesty, integrity and fairness in dealing with employees, customers and other stakeholders to the business success of an enterprise and to the economic well-being of the Northwest Florida community."

Nominees are selected for the awards based on the following criteria:

  • Adherence to high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the firm's stakeholders and providing jobs, opportunities and profits
  • Participation in activities that are beneficial to the community beyond the provision of economic benefits
  • Service as a leader or innovator in the firm's business sector

Those nominated for the award should adhere to the ethical standards established by the Rotary Four-Way Test:

  • Is is the truth?
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better friendship?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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