2 COMPANIES RECEIVE THIS YEAR’S SOCIETAS AWARD

by Kevin Flemming . 610-433-3500 x 707 kevin@integritypersonnel.com

Center Valley, PA / January 15, 2014 – The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace announced the winners of the 2014 Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct. Air Products of Trexlertown will receive the Large Company award, and Eco Tech Marine of Bethlehem has been selected as the Small Company winner.  The companies will be honored and presented with their awards on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at DeSales University in Center Valley.

The Societas Award competition is open to all for-profit companies headquartered in Eastern Pennsylvania.  To be considered for the award, companies submit detailed information about their business that addresses recognized elements of ethical business practices such as accountability in all levels of the organization, strong compliance systems and corporate citizenship.

The competition was first introduced in 2011 with the goal of honoring real companies that apply ethical business practices in their day-to-day operations.  Previous winners include Lafayette Ambassador Bank and Jaindl Companies.

Kevin Flemming, President of Integrity Personnel and Chairman of the award committee congratulated both winners: “This year’s winners demonstrate the highest levels of ethical standards within their organizations and provide models for businesses both large and small to follow.  We are excited to share their stories and share their example that ethical practices and business success are not mutually exclusive.”

The award ceremony features a multi-media presentation highlighting this year’s winners and honoring the continued pursuit of ethical practices of past winners and nominees.  The award luncheon will take place at noon on January 30th at the DeSales University Center.  Tickets and tables can be purchased either through the Forum’s website at www.ethicsforum.org or by calling the Forum’s office at 610-282-1100x 1244.

About the Forum
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a not-for profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.  The Forum seeks to provide opportunities for people to come together for study, reflection, conversation, and action on ethical issues in the workplace.The Forum hosts a quarterly breakfast series at DeSales that feature guest lectures on topics of controversy or current interests that have real-world ethical implications. More information can be found on the Forum’s website at www.ethicsforum.org.