Teneo Linguistics Company, LLC, Wins a Business Ethics Award

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Teneo Linguistics Company, LLC, a premier foreign language translation provider, continued its legacy of professionalism, excellence and ethics when it received the 2013 Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Award on Dec. 11, 2013 at Judge Glen Whitley’s State of the County address.

“There is no better feeling than living our core values, standing by our word, delivering on every promise we have made along the way and learning and growing in the process.”

TLC is proud to announce another major success and milestone - on December 11 TLC was awarded the Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Award. Winning this award validates daily efforts the company puts into valued relationships with its linguists, vendors, clients and team members.

Senior Project Manager Sharon West accepted the award from Presenting Sponsor BB&T. TLC was judged in the small business category.

TLC is a full-service foreign language translation company based in Fort Worth, Texas, currently offering services in more than 100 languages. TLC takes pride in redefining higher standards for translation services. To counter a general lack of trust that plagues the translation industry, TLC has embarked on the mission of practicing “All-Around Ethics”. In order to build—and, more importantly, maintain trust, TLC has chosen to be a different type of a translation service provider - one rooted in ethical practices and quality assurance.

The cornerstones of the company’s daily operations are mutual trust with the linguists it employs, a Code of Ethics that guides employees’ actions and a transparent, ISO-certified quality assurance process that protects clients. In TLC’s application for the GTBE Award, CEO and owner Hana Laurenzo wrote that the company takes daily steps on its ethical journey. “We make everyday choices to win for our customers, our translators, and for ourselves,” she said. “There is no better feeling than living our core values, standing by our word, delivering on every promise we have made along the way and learning and growing in the process.”

Criteria for the award include clear communication of the company’s ethical standards; transparent, honest and fair business practices and a code of ethics, credo, code of conduct or mission statement that clearly spells out the company’s requirement for honesty, integrity and compliance with the law in all business dealings.

Laurenzo said TLC's in-house staff fuels the company’s ethical fire by fulfilling the aforementioned criteria. “My team motivates me every day to do the right thing,” she said. “I truly appreciate what every one of my team members does for our success. We succeed together and winning the GTBE Award makes me feel incredibly proud of what we have accomplished in just a few years.”

The company plans to expand further in 2014 by spreading its message: the translation industry needs to be guided by fair trade, ethical principles. “The moral principles guiding TLC’s philosophies and the tangible set of practices employed by its management were clearly demonstrated in response to a rigorous application process,” said Guy Cumbie, President of Cumbie Advisory Services, Inc. and a member of the Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Awards committee.

Each applicant was judged by a panel of business owners and professionals. The Greater Tarrant Business Ethics Awards are presented by BB&T. Platinum sponsors are Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. and Th!nk Finance. Partners include the TCU Neeley School of Business, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Financial Planning Association of Dallas/Fort Worth, and the Fort Worth Business Press.

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