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Every year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) gives out awards to prominent businesses that show a high level of quality in their services. This year, it recognized Happy Valley software development company Global Software Applications LLC as a finalist for the 2020 BBB Torch Award for Ethics

The BBB Torch Award for Ethics is awarded to select businesses that display ethical business practices, build a community of trust and offer outstanding service to their clients. The applicants are judged by an independent panel from Duquesne University based on the following criteria: excellence, integrity, teamwork, trust, respect and community involvement.

Global Software Applications stood out among a pool of nominations with its high level of service and ethics. The company demonstrated its deep commitment to technological advancement, something that’s led to it becoming a top developer of interactive wayfinding with Here2There Wayfinding Solutions.The Global Software Applications development team also tackles human trafficking in the hospitality industry by providing solutions and support to Darkness2Hope and its affiliated partners.

Torch Awards judge Faith Bjalobok said she was extremely impressed with Global Software Applications, LLC’s commitment to the international issue of human trafficking. “It shows a commitment to issues of social justice.”

“Firmly based on an ethical character manifested by the company’s owner, Global Software Applications demonstrates a personal attention to ethics that influences every business operation,” Torch Awards judge Jim Weber added. “The ethical values found in the company’s vision, values and mission support an attention to a wide range of ethical issues, such as human trafficking, diversity at work and assisting women-owned enterprises.”

Kathryn Koning, CEO of Global Software Applications, LLC, said it is a true honor for the company to be recognized. “I feel a deep sense of pride having the BBB Torch Award presented to us at Global Software Applications/SurferQuest, especially being able to share this award with my team,” she said. 

“In the past 20 years, our company has set certain standards as a guide, but when you have a team that exceeds those measures and raises the bar, it’s something in which the team and I take pride,” Koning added. “It is so important knowing that our clients and companies that we work with will be treated with respect and fairness. With us, it’s more than a guide; it’s a way of life.”For more information about how Global Software Applications, and how they can help with your business center and wayfinding solutions, go to surferquest.com or call 888-733-4365.