What is a Character Business'

A character business strives to...

  • Create a supportive work environment where individuals do their best work and feel valued for their contribution.

  • Develop leaders who model good character and involve all people in an effort to implement and sustain character initiatives.

  • Foster honesty and integrity in all business transactions and conduct business with high ethical standards.

  • Recognize and build upon the good character that is already present in the workplace.

  • Provide ongoing character that is already present in the workplace.

  • Include character considerations in recruiting, hiring, and performance reviews.

  • Promote and support community character initiatives and encourage other businesses to participate.

Getting started...

  • Complete the DuPage Character Business application.

  • Attend an introductory session sponsored by the DuPage Character Development Coalition - Business Committee that includes information such as implementation strategies, further resource materials and training opportunities.

  • Pledge to conduct business in support of character initiatives emphasized by the DuPage Character Development Committee.

Receive the following benefits...

  1. Pledge certificate to display in your place of business that outlines your commitment to being a DuPage Character Business.

  2. Use of DuPage Character Business logo.

  3. Quarterly networking forums.

  4. Your company listed on the DuPage Character Busess Web site, with a link to your business Web site.

  5. Access to suggested training resources to help implement a full character initiative in your business.

  6. 10% rebate for first person enrolled in the Character@WorkTM program


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