About the ETHIE Award

The ETHIE Award is an annual program that recognizes the Rochester region’s organizations that exemplify high standards of ethical behavior in their everyday business practices, and in response to crises or challenges.

The ETHIE has grown to be one of the premier awards in the region, and is an invaluable tool to recognize companies that strive to implement ethical principles in business. Elevate Rochester established the ETHIE Award in 2003, and to date, more than 150 companies have participated in the application process, leading to the recognition of 86 organizations.

The ETHIE is modeled on the American Business Ethics Award (ABEA), which was founded in 1994 by the National Society of Financial Service Professionals. In fact, several of Rochester’s award recipients have gone on to participate and win national recognition in the ABEA competition.

Public business, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations with a minimum of five employees are eligible for nomination.