The year 2002 brought Pacific Northern, Inc. recognition among the Business Community for its high standards of ethical behavior and support of local charities. Two years in a row, the company was nominated for the Greater Dallas Business Ethics award, and the second nomination in 2002 earned Pacific Northern a highly regarded position of a finalist.
The prestigious American Business Ethics award is sponsored by the Society of Financial Service Professionals, a 70-year-old organization with outstanding record of community and business leadership. It honors U.S. companies that exemplify exceptional ethical standards in their everyday business conduct and in response to specific crises or challenges.
The award was established in 1994 and each year is presented to chosen recipients in three categories: public companies, private companies, and small businesses (companies with 100 employees or fewer).
In the year 2002 Pacific Northern was chosen as one of the fifteen finalists for the Greater Dallas area among over 50 company-nominees. An independent panel of experts – drawn from business, academia, public service, media, consulting, and the ethics community – serve as distinguished ABEA judges. Extensive judging criteria are imposed on each nominee and guide the panel of judges in their decisions. Among other requirements for consideration are the companies’ codes of ethics and conduct, internal and external communications, business practices, and community involvement, to name a few.
“Pacific Northern is proud to be singled out for its efforts in providing their employees and customers the exemplary level of services and products,” – said Eddie Lee, the company Chairman and CEO. “Business ethics that are characterized by honesty and fairness is the commitment we uphold in our company. We will continue our efforts in providing a work environment that is safe, free from discrimination of any kind and fosters growth and opportunity in all our employees.”
In the year 2002, Pacific Northern devoted itself not only to its employees and customers, but also made a considerable effort of bringing hope and help to many different charitable organizations. During its long and dedicated history of supporting the community, the company was involved with a multitude of different programs, organizations and foundations. In 2002 alone the company and its employees offered their financial help and personal time to the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Austin Street Shelter, Tzu-Chi Foundation, Operation Kindness, Senior Adult Services and several others.