- The annual nomination period runs from January to April and the awards ceremony is usually held in early November. Finalists will be notified in advance and may be required to submit additional information and/or participate in a due diligence process.
- Nominations must be made by a third party and forms must be received by the nomination deadline. Where appropriate, nomination forms may be supplemented by company literature, media coverage and other pertinent data.
- The decisions of the judging panel are final. The judging panel may consider other factors as appropriate, such as industry reputation, environmental concerns, safety record, employee dedication, corporate stability, etc. but the most important factor is involvement in the community.