Riverside, California (NAPSI) - Once again, an organization of financial professionals has recognized three businesses for their ethical business behavior.

Established in 1994 by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals (FSP) and awarded each year, the American Business Ethics Award recognizes companies that exemplify high standards of ethical behavior in their everyday business conduct and in response to specific crises or challenges.

The 2012 winners are:

• Toddler’s Workshop Daycare, Inc.,Rochester,New York, an early childhood education provider;

• Mascaro Construction Company, LP,Pittsburgh, a construction and general contracting services company; and

• Rockwell Automation, Inc.,Milwaukee, a global provider of power, control and information.

Previous winners of the award include Merck, Starbucks, Lockheed Martin Corporation and General Mills.

Become Part of the Process

Think about the companies with which you do business on a regular basis. Is there a story to tell that brings focus to exemplary business practices?

• Please consider nominating a company—whether it is a small, family-owned enterprise, a mega-sized, international conglomerate or something in between—for the 2013 American Business Ethics Award. Nomination forms will be available at www.financialprofoundation.org after December 15, 2012.