Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a proclamation on March 11, naming March Business Ethics Month.
The proclamation says, “Business owner who embrace the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Trust advertise honestly, tell the truth, are transparent, honor promises, are responsive, safeguard privacy, and embody integrity.”
“We are grateful to have this recognition of the importance of business ethics,” said BBB CEO Dale Dixon in a release. “As the Governor’s Proclamation reads, we believe consumers are best served when they research and buy from companies with a track record of ethics and integrity. As a non-profit, the BBB is honored to provide a set of business standards and offer consumers the ability to research companies.”
Dixon also says one of the fastest ways to recover the economy is through businesses building relationships with customers based on trust through high ethics and integrity.
A recent Edelman Trust Barometer public poll shows 91 percent of respondents say they have specifically purchased a product or service from an organization they trust. More than 75 percent have refused to buy a product or service from an organization they distrust in the last year.
The Better Business Bureau serves Idaho (south of the Salmon River), western Wyoming and eastern Oregon as a self-regulatory business organization providing education and research resources to consumers.
Watch video of the signing:
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