8th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards To Honor Pittsburgh Companies Feb. 13

Issue Date: 
February 2, 2009

The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership in the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals (FSP), will host the 8th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards.

The awards are designed to honor companies that demonstrate a firm commitment to ethical practices in their everyday operations, philosophies, and responses to crises and challenges. The Business Ethics Awards will be held at noon Feb. 13 at the Omni William Penn, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The ceremony will feature an address by Paul H. O’Neill, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and former Alcoa chair and CEO, who previously served as a member of the Pitt Board of Trustees and chair of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Board of Visitors.

This year’s finalists are:

Small Company Category (1-250 employees): Handee Marts, Lexus of North Hills, and TriLogic Corporation;

Medium Company Category (250- 2,500 employees): Acusis, Marc USA, Massaro Corporation, and Smail Auto Group; and

Large Company Category (2,500+ employees): FedEx and Nova Chemicals.

Pitt’s Berg Center and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of FSP annually serve as hosts for the awards event. The Berg Center provides the judging— visiting the finalists’ companies and assembling the final judging committee.

Finalists for the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards are chosen through nominations and overall reputation and are evaluated on such criteria as demonstration of executive commitment to business ethics, clear communication of ethical standards to employees, consistently high quality of products and services, and a commitment to community and charitable involvement. For more information on the event, visit the society’s Web site at www.pittsburghsfsp.org or call 412-655-4447.