The Global Good Awards (GGA) has been accredited with the GOLD standard Awards Trust Mark for the second year running. GGA was the very first awards programme to receive GOLD in 2018. Karen Sutton, CEO, is delighted with the achievement: “It’s great for all our efforts to be acknowledged.”
The Awards Trust Mark scheme is a not-for-profit accreditation programme with the goal of enhancing trust between those entering awards schemes, and the organisations running them. Award schemes must prove that they are running their entry and judging process and their entire programme ethically, fairly and transparently.
The need for the Trust Mark, and the elements within the code of conduct, are based on research by Boost Marketing that gained input from both awards entrants and organisers.
“Once again the Global Good Awards set the bar for ethical awards schemes,” commented Chris Robinson, managing director at Boost Marketing. “What is most impressive is that they don’t just recognise outstanding purpose-driven initiatives and business, they are purpose driven as an awards scheme too. In every single detail the scheme improves to minimise impact on the environment, demonstrate trustworthiness and ethics, and support the community. Our validation calls also demonstrated just how much those who enter and judge the awards recognise this.”
Some of the comments from the Trust Mark’s validation process included:
“The judges for the categories were very well chosen. The awards organisers were very responsive if we had any queries. They are great, whole process and platform was so user friendly, it wasn’t a chore. The Awards night was great, very topical speeches, all vegan – pretty cool! Ethical dress stance etc. They really practised what they preach!”
“Probably the best and most efficient awards process we have ever been through”
“Karen was so good, she got back to my queries in just a few hours.”