Applying for The ETHIE Award

Organizations can apply for The ETHIE Award at no cost. The process is an invaluable tool for Rochester organizations. Complete an ETHIE Award Application form to begin the process of setting up and deploying an EthicsPoll diagnostic assessment for your organization. An Elevate Rochester team member will assist you every step of the way! The exercise of completing an EthicsPoll engages all employees in improving your organizational culture.

A completed EthicsPoll also has a positive impact on employee recruitment, retention, and morale! Even if you are not selected for the ETHIE Award, a summary report will be provided to your organization detailing your employees’ perception of the culture. This knowledge about your company is a powerful asset in your relationships with vendors, suppliers, professional advisors, customers, clients, and potential merger and acquisition candidates.

Public business, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations with a minimum of 15 employees are eligible for nomination.

The ETHIE Award Process

An independent panel of judges carefully and impartially analyzes the completed EthicsPoll survey results to determine the finalists. Finalists then receive a site visit made by a member of our judging committee. That report is added to the ethics poll results to determine which organizations qualify for the ETHIE.

The judging criteria are thorough and detailed. Our judges treat the process and their role in it with considerable care … and ethics!

The ETHIE is a coveted award and our way of promoting and supporting ethical principles in business within the Rochester community.

To enter the ETHIE Award competition, please complete the following form and an Elevate Rochester team member will reach out with instructions on how to begin the EthicsPoll process.