BBB introduces a more convenient way to help YOU start with trust by choosing a business committed to BBB Standards of Trust. When checking out a company through bbb.org, change in the membership accreditation status is immediately visible by indicators on the BBB seal. If their accreditation expired, that will be noted across the seal along with the date of expiration. “BBB accreditation is strictly voluntary, and a company may opt to not renew for reasons ranging from financial hardships to loss of value in the commitment to Standards for Trust”, states Angie Barnett, president/CEO.
If a business failed to uphold their contractual agreement to abide by BBB Standards of Trust and their membership accreditation is revoked or terminated, then “revoked” will be listed on the BBB Accreditation Seal and the date and cause of revocation will be listed in the text of the Reliability Report.
Cancellation of BBB accreditation is noted three months following the date and revocation for one year. Consumers are reminded when dealing with a company who is not accredited by your BBB to review their rating (satisfactory, unsatisfactory or neutral) and the complaint history. Remember, complaints aren’t necessarily negative; it is the company’s response that is of greatest concern. BBB further advises that revocation of accreditation be seriously taken into consideration when choosing a business YOU can trust. To check out a company visit bbb.org.