"A model for all businesses to follow, because they display the highest of integrity with their customers, their staff and their community."
We’re thrilled to share with you that Kiwano Marketing won the 2010 Green Award, awarded by the Better Business Bureau! This is a great honour for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to be the first marketing agency ever to receive this recognition.
“These companies provide a model for all businesses to follow because they display the highest of integrity with their customers, their staff and their community,” says Lynda Pasacreta, BBB President and CEO. “These are businesses and individuals that have invested significant amounts of money and effort to inspire social change within their industries, and we are proud to celebrate their efforts.”
The Torch Award is a symbol of a company’s commitment to honesty and integrity toward customers, employees, shareholders and community, and is the highest achievement the BBB awards to businesses. More specifically, the Green Award goes to businesses in recognition of activity which promotes forward-thinking and sustainable business practices.
“People in British Columbia need companies like these that they can trust,” says Pasacreta. “We commend all those who were Torch Awards finalists, for their commitment to ethics and integrity, and for their efforts in advancing marketplace trust in our community.”
We know we wouldn’t be here without the full support of our community. We’d like to thank the team at the Better Business Bureau for making this happen. We would also like to thank everyone that made this achievement possible. Our fantastic team, Jeremiah, M’ckenneth, Sara and Olga, our mentors, Sandy, Mark, Steven and David – who were always there for us – and our clients, partners and the community – YOU! – who believe that it’s possible to build a sustainable future through ethical business practices.
We know we wouldn’t be here without the full support of our community. Thank you!
It’s important to take a moment to fully appreciate what the Green Award and the Better Business Bureau stand for. In a world still grappling after this last economic crisis, businesses were pressured to lower their costs to remain competitive, often in lieu of environmental and social values. This award is the living proof that it IS possible to do business in an ethical way and to inspire change.
While we’re proud to receive the Green Award, we recognize there’s still much to accomplish – our mission is far from finished.
We won’t rest until we see stores and supermarkets around the world selling ONLY environmentally and socially-conscious products. We won’t stand still until these values are so ingrained in our lifestyle that you’ll no longer see “sustainable” or “eco” or “ethical” in product packaging – that these values will be the accepted standard.
And we could never do this alone. We were one of many sustainable businesses nominated for this award, an extraordinary list that included Lilith Fair and Whistler Blackcomb. We look forward to working with these companies in the future, and together we’ll build a better world!
Thank you for believing in us… and extending your support with the 2010 Green Award!