» About the BBB

The Better Business Bureau is well known for its role in fostering and supporting ethical business behavior. For more than 80 years, the BBB has been a guiding light for organizations that believe in and support the idea that ethics in business is important.  Ethics helps businesses succeed because consumers want to buy from fair and trustworthy companies.   Reliability Reports, based on consumer comments, for more than two million businesses across the United States and Canada can be seen at www.bbb.org .

“Accredited Business” status with the BBB shows that a company meets and maintains BBB standards. Consumers can have confidence in the way Accredited Businesses operate.  The BBB slogan of "Start with Trust" spotlights the fact that consumers and end-users can start with trust when using the products or services of a BBB Accredited Business.

The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois has a wide program of activities that support businesses and consumers.  These include:

  • Ethics For Business Success Training Program
  • Consumer Resource Guides
  • Charity Review and Accreditation
  • Torch Awards For Marketplace Ethics
  • Integrity Classic Golf Tournament
  • Monthly and Weekly Newsletters
  • Public Education Activities
  • Cooperative Events with Business, Civic and Governmental Groups

To learn about the requirements to become an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau apply for accreditation consideration .