Marvin Windows and Doors Recognized as Most Ethical Large Company in the Country With 2014 American Business Ethics AwardBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation last Tuesday in Warroad, Minnesota. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.
“It is an honor to receive this award and to be recognized on a national level for our commitment to doing the right thing for our employees, communities and customers,” said John W. “Jake” Marvin, Chairman and CEO of The Marvin Companies. “As my father once told me, a company is, plain and simple, people. It was how our company began, and it is the core purpose of our business today. Staying true to the values that have guided us over the years—integrity, excellence and respect for others—has been, and always will be, the keys to our success.”
Richard M. Weber, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, expressed his respect and appreciation for Marvin and commented that “this exceptional company provides clear evidence that ethical business practices are alive and well in corporate America.”
Created in 1994 by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals, the ABEA honors businesses that act in an ethical manner in regards to everyday business practices. Eligible businesses must be nominated, and provide comprehensive information about their ethics plan, as well as specific examples of how they have put their plan into action. Judged by an esteemed panel of experts drawn from the business, academic, consulting and ethics communities, the ABEA reviews four broad areas, including: executive commitment; ongoing ethics programming; demonstrated ethical business practices; and commitment to stakeholders, including employees, customers and the community. Previous winners have included Starbucks, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark and Whirlpool Corporation.
To learn more about the American Business Ethics Awards, visit www.financialprofoundation.org.
Richard Weber of the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals presents the American Business Ethics Award to Dan Marvin, Paul Marvin, Jake Marvin and Susan Marvin