DuPont, Wash. — November 10, 2014 — During the third quarter of 2014, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington revoked the accreditation of 15 businesses for failing to uphold BBB Standards of Accreditation. BBB’s board of directors took action on the companies between July 1 and September 30.
BBB Accreditation is a privilege and signifies that businesses are accountable, honest, responsive, transparent and ethical. Expulsion from accreditation status is unfortunate, but BBB takes the enforcement of its standards seriously. BBB Accredited Businesses promise to embody integrity in all business dealings—based on BBB Code of Business Practices—and many of the revocations were due to a failure to quickly respond to disputes in good faith.
During the same time period, BBB denied accreditation applications for 11 additional companies for not meeting standards.
Consumers turn to BBB daily for reliable online business reviews. When companies fail to uphold standards, BBB takes action to protect marketplace trust.
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is one of 113 in North America and the largest BBB by geographical service area. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit public reporting agency committed to trust in the marketplace. For more information on ethical business standards and BBB Accreditation, or to access free BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, scam alerts or find local event information, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.
Michelle Tabler, Alaska Regional Manager: 907-644-5208 | firstname.lastname@example.org
David Quinlan, Senior Director of Public Relations: 206-676-4119