Ethics in Business
Ethically-based businesses in Lancaster County deserve to be honored and recognized by our community for their contributions to our community.
That’s why in 2007, Samaritan began the Ethics In Business awards program, which highlights businesses, companies and organizations in Lancaster who are committed to operating ethically.
Employees or Lancaster County residents can recommend businesses and organizations each year for the award. After accepting the nomination, companies undergo an ethics audit that includes production of documents, an employee survey, and a half-day site visit and interviews.
The culmination of the process is an in-depth report presented to an anonymous selection committee made up of local business leaders. The committee uses these reports — and their professional experience — to select the award recipient based on the five criteria of integrity, fairness and justice, stewardship, life-enhancing and transparency.
The award recipient is announced at a banquet in the summer that also honors all nominees. All Final Nominees are provided with a Ethics In Business Final Nominee logo, the results of the employee survey, and one hour of consulting services from Samaritan Business Consulting.
In addition to this, the award recipient receives a video spotlighting their commitment to ethics from Natural Light Films.
In 2021, Graham Packaging was the Ethics in Business award recipient.
To learn more about the program, sponsorship opportunities or the nomination process, contact Bethany Georgia at firstname.lastname@example.org.