HB was named the 2019 recipient of the Jack and Donna Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice by a For-Profit Business. The award recognizes businesses that have an outstanding commitment to ethics and make their workplace a positive environment. Winners also demonstrate ethical business practices, integrity, and social responsibility in the community.
This year’s honorees include a handful of respected individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that are setting new standards for how business is conducted in the state.
“It’s an honor to be recognized among people and companies who are doing it the right way. It validates that our actions, no matter how small, don’t go unnoticed by the community,” said CEO Jason Harrington.
Ethics have always been important to HB Construction. To Harrington and others at HB, making an impact goes beyond the company’s bottom line.
“At the end of the day, we want to use our company to create opportunities and enrich lives. We’re very intentional about recruiting, onboarding, and developing people who believe in ethical and moral responsibility,” said Harrington.
After being nominated, HB went through an extensive ethics evaluation and was reviewed by a selection committee and students from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management.
Nominator Janice Honeycutt Hering recognized HB’s dedication to ethics and said, “By minimizing bureaucracy, giving people the autonomy to make the right decisions and encouraging a little fun, they’ve created a unique culture that speaks for itself.“
The 20th Annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards dinner will be held on April 25, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque to celebrate the winners. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit scholarships at CNM, the Anderson School of Management, and CNM Ingenuity, Inc.
To learn more about this year’s award winners, take a look at the article in the Albuquerque Journal.