7-Eleven licensee Handee Marts Inc. has been named a finalist in the small company category for the Eighth Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award.
Finalists for the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Awards are chosen through nomination and overall reputation and are evaluated on criteria such as demonstration of executive commitment to business ethics, clear communication of ethical standards to employees, consistently high quality of products and services, and a commitment to community and charitable involvement.
Past award winners have included Bayer, Alcoa, Duquesne Light and PPG Industries.
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, along with the University of Pittsburgh David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, annually serves as a sponsor and host for the region’s American Business Ethics Awards.
The David Berg Center of Ethics and Leadership provides judging for the event by visiting the finalist companies and assembling the final judging committee.
The winner will be announced on Feb. 13 at a luncheon featuring guest speaker Paul H. O’Neill, former CEO of Alcoa and secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
Based in Gibsonia, Pa., Handee Mart was founded in 1969 by the Turner Family. The company became the second area licensee of 7-Eleven Inc., formerly known as Southland Corporation.
Handee Marts operates 63 stores in its license area, which includes Western Pennsylvania, Northeast Ohio and select counties in Maryland and West Virginia. Fifty-four of Handee Mart’s stores are franchised and nine are run by the corporate entity.