Due to Illinois-based Aloha Construction, Inc.’s dedication to the highest standards of ethics in the general contracting industry, they were chosen in 2017 to be one of the select winners of the Better Busines Bureau’s Torch Awards for Ethics. To be considered for this award a company management and employee’s must shows that they engage in ethical practice all year long. Companies are nominated for this award and they are then thoroughly reviewed by the BBB’s staff. After this, a panel of independent judges makes the final determination for which firms will be selected.
The Torch Award was created by the BBB in 1996. They want to promote social responsibility, leadership, and best practices in the business community. There are six criteria that a company like Aloha Construction must exceed. The first is that the leadership of the company has proven they are dedicated to acting ethically. Second, this commitment to ethics must be clearly communicated to the company’s staff. The third rule is that the top leaders of a business unify the people and processes at their company around strong conviction to always do the right thing.
The BBBs fourth requirement is that use best practices when it comes to management practices. Fifth, the business has an ethical human resources practices system in place which respects the employees and their careers. Finally, the organization is committed to being a positive influence in the greater community.
This last one has been shown by the team at Aloha Construction a number of times. Some examples would be supporting a large number of local sports teams. Among these are the Central Illinois Flying Aces. This is a hockey team which was given youth jerseys by Aloha Construction as well as other support. They have also formed a partnership with the local Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington to support their efforts to be a positive influence on children. Also, every time a player for the Illinois State University has an assist this company donates $5 to Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. which is used to treat children with cancer.