Anthony Soave understands that the connection between maintaining an ethical business environment and corporate success is no coincidence. He has worked for over fifty years to develop a sound ethical environment within each of the diverse businesses within Soave Enterprises.
Recently, the following was shared with Soave employees: David Chavern, the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, lays out the case for being a “good guy” in today’s world of free enterprise. He states: “Being ethical makes good business sense. Ethical companies like are able to leverage to their advantage in the market place the trust and goodwill they’ve established with employees, customers, investors, suppliers, partners, and the public.
Organizations bound by ethics are able to recruit and retain the best talent, command a premium for their products and services, obtain more favorable terms from suppliers, and gain favor with investors. In a world where “capitalism” has become a dirty word, stained by the actions of the Enrons and Bernie Madoffs, it is easy to forget that free enterprise is itself the most moral and ethical economic system.
The free enterprise system maximizes the virtues we commonly believe to be ethical and good – hard work, self-reliance, opportunity, and the ability to fail and start anew. Empowering individuals and allowing them to defeat dependence is among the most ethical things that any of us could ever do. In fact, I think that businesses do the very best and kindest thing that anyone can do for strangers – they hire them. That act is immensely more powerful than charity.
Free enterprise places a unique obligation on business – to create economic value which allows businesses to provide opportunities to individuals and become agents of progress. Our collective ability to improve education, clean the environment, feed the poor, and serve children, the sick and elderly are made possible only through the consistent creation of wealth by companies operating ethically in a free enterprise system.”
At Soave Enterprises, we consistently hold ourselves to high standards and believe in hard work. By adhering to the code of conduct laid out by our SEED (Soave Ethics Education and Development) program, we can continue to succeed while maintaining our personal and professional integrity.
Soave Enterprises maintains a three-fold approach to promoting ethics within itself. This includes:
1) Community Engagement: Supporting programs like Detroit food banks, preventing underage drinking, providing holiday cheer through charitable employee contributions, and supporting local fundraising events and races.
2) Diversity: Investing in women and minority-owned businesses and educating employees in diversity training through the SEED program.
3) Going Green: Creating intentional self-supporting communities (ex. Brambleton), hydroponics programs that use natural gas to generate heat, electricity, and CO2, and partnering with energy efficient smart cars.
About Soave Enterprises
Soave believes it is important to offer service and support for the community to help build a better future for everyone. From hosting charity events, to supporting local 5K races, education programs, and partnering with charitable organizations across the country, the company is dedicated to giving back in a variety of ways. Soave Enterprises employees are encouraged to take an innovative approach to supporting programs and initiatives around them so the company can continually improve their impact upon the local community.
Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. For more information, please visit http://www.soave.com.
3400 E Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48207