Callaway Golf Company won the 2006 Better Business Bureau International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, topping a field of more than 1,000 international businesses, which won local awards.
Callaway Golf prevailed in the largest division, Category 1, for businesses with 1,000 or more employees. Last fall the company won top honors in the San Diego Better Business Bureau's (BBB) 2005 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for the third time in five years, and was among the finalists in the international competition.
“On behalf of our 3,500 worldwide employees, I want to thank the Better Business Bureau for recognizing Callaway Golf's ongoing commitment to ethical business practices in the marketplace,” said George Fellows, President and CEO of Callaway Golf. “We are extremely proud to receive this award for a number of reasons. It is a tribute to the way Callaway Golf employees conduct themselves in relationships with our customers and consumers and it is evidence that the ethical principles Ely Callaway insisted upon when he started Callaway Golf nearly 25 years ago have endured to this day throughout the culture of the Company he created.”
“Callaway Golf enjoys a superb reputation for integrity, and can certainly say that it does well by doing right by its customers, employees, and business and community partners,” said Steven Cole, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. “Since the establishment of the BBB International Torch Award for marketplace ethics in 1996, only 41 companies have ever earned the honor. This year we are proud to have Callaway Golf join our winners' circle.”