Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Honors 10 Businesses, Nonprofits, Governmental Agencies for Ethical Practices Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Honors 10 Businesses, Nonprofits, Governmental Agencies for Ethical Practices
       Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Honors 10 Businesses, Nonprofits, Governmental Agencies for Ethical Practices

Salt Lake City–Ten businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were honored with the 2018 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards.

The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a founder of the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical principles. An exceptionally honest businessman, Daniels always based his decisions on what he believed was right — not just what he thought was best for himself or his company. This attitude earned him respect and loyalty throughout the business world.

“The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards Program celebrates ethical leadership in the spirit of Bill Daniels. The competition within categories was fierce, and all the organizations recognized today should be celebrated as great examples of ethical leadership in the State of Utah,” said Bo Peretto, Daniels Fund Senior Vice President of Communications and Operations.

This year’s awards honor 10 organizations — four winners and six finalists — who embody that spirit. Four businesses, three nonprofits and three government entities were recognized. This year’s winners are YESCO and All West Communications (a tie in the Business category), Children’s Service Society of Utah (Nonprofit) and Utah Legislative Offices (Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, and the Office of Legislative Auditor General) (Government). The winners were announced at a breakfast celebration on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in the Bill and Pat Child Family Community Hall at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. All finalists were invited to attend the breakfast.

The awards program is sponsored by the Daniels Fund, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, the Community Foundation of Utah, Utah Business Magazine and the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah. Winners exhibit exemplary demonstration of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles:

Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations
Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions
Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others
Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders

The organizations honored Friday morning were:

Business:
Overall Winners (tie)- YESCO and All West Communications
Finalists- Simplus and Brody Chemical

Nonprofit:
Overall Winner- Children’s Service Society of Utah
Finalists- Project Read and Salt Lake Donated Dental Services

Government:
Overall Winner- Utah Legislative Offices (Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, the Office of Legislative Fiscal Analyst, and the Office of Legislative Auditor General)
Finalists- The Salt Lake County Office for New Americans and Millcreek, a Utah Municipal Corporation

About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit Eccles.Utah.edu or call 801-581-7676.

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