- For Profit Business Enterprise
- Not-For-Profit Organization
- Governmental Organization
- Micro – consists of 10 or fewer employees
- Small – consists of 11 – 50 employees
- Midsize – consists of 51 – 250 employees
- Large – consists of 251 – 750 employees
- Mega – consists of 751 or more employees
The categories for the 2018 program have expanded and now include entries from for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities.
Entrant companies must have headquarters located in Collin, Dallas or Ellis county, and must also have a business history of at least five years.
Private or public companies of any size may enter the award process. Prospective nominees should be companies that have demonstrated a commitment to high ethical standards and corporate responsibility by the way they deal with their customers, their employees, their suppliers and the public at large.
Nomination. A company may be nominated for consideration by a customer, client, employee, consultant, vendor, or may self-nominate. A nomination should include the name of a contact person and phone number to reach both the nominator and the nominee and must be received by the GDBEA before entry may be considered.
About the Greater Dallas Business Ethics Awards Program. The GDBEA honors Dallas-based companies that demonstrate a measurable commitment to ethical business practices in everyday operations, management philosophies and responses to crises or challenges. Recognizing local companies that exemplify ethical business practices is important in creating awareness and understanding of the everyday application of these practices, and helps foster a more stable and vibrant business environment. The purpose of the GDBEA is to hold those businesses up as examples and provide guidance and educational opportunities to companies that wish to improve their ability to operate ethically and ensure ethics are an integral part of their culture.