2022 Business of Good Awards

Judging Criteria

How effective and forward-thinking is the campaign or initiative in question?

Does it accurately cover the category for which it’s intended? 

Does this social responsibility effort take a comprehensive approach to addressing major issues facing our province?

Is the company clearly committed to it from the top down?

Criteria by Category

Community Involvement

How does your company embrace and contribute to the communities where it operates? This category is open to organizations that show a consistently high level of engagement at the community level. Examples significant donations—and not just money!—to specific causes with proven social benefits, taking the right steps to win social licence for your business activities, and launching a program that supports marginalized or disadvantaged groups.

Diversity and Inclusion

How does your organization make a concerted effort to employ a diverse and inclusive team, or to promote diversity and inclusion in the broader community? This category is open to companies with a progressive approach to ensuring that all groups are represented—and that they’re involved in important decisions about corporate culture. Examples include building a truly diverse organization, employing marginalized people at all levels of your business, and creating a product or service that caters to or represents diverse groups.

Environmental Sustainability

What is your business doing to conserve the environment and combat climate change? How is it reducing its ecological footprint? This category is open to organizations that are serious about helping build a greener world. Examples include creating an innovative product or service with a positive environmental impact, introducing policies that significantly shrink your company’s burden on the environment and leading an effort to make businesses more environmentally responsible.

Indigenous Prosperity

What does your company do to involve Indigenous groups, whether it’s hearing their voices as you shape policy and strategy, or working with them to build an inclusive B.C.? This category is open to businesses that make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a priority. Examples include being proactive about recruiting Indigenous employees, launching a product, service or program that positively impacts Indigenous communities, and aligning company policies and business goals with the spirit of reconciliation.

Thought Leadership

What steps has your organization taken to promote social responsibility and good governance in the business community? This category is open to companies that have established themselves as thought leaders in one or both domains. Examples include setting a new standard for your peers to follow, launching an initiative that encourages others to make a difference, and creating resources for organizations seeking to raise their social responsibility and governance game.

Workplace Wellness

What programs or plans have you put in place to ensure employee wellness? This category is open to organizations that view standard health and wellness benefits as just a starting point. Examples include creating an innovative program that takes a holistic approach to team members’ wellness, giving employees the flexibility to accommodate the demands of their family and/or personal lives, and offering your people financial and other incentives to make their well-being a priority.