Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Fight for Clean Air - Article in Tabletalk 16 Nov 2011

Dear Editor

Your article about Chevron and pollution refers.

It says that Chevron "complies with SA air quality laws."  But where are Chevron and other big corporations Values, Morals, Ethics, Social Responsibility?

The world is in a huge financial mess because many large banks, corporations and governments have "obeyed the law" but have left the really important things called values and ethics out of their business dealings in the singleminded pursuit of profit.  The huge loss is to humankind and nature.  This loss is becoming more and more visible each day as many corporations and governments destroy the very environment that supports humankind by creating laws which ignore nature and ethics.

Chevron's values statement, on the internet, says: "We are honest with others and ourselves. We meet the highest ethical standards in all business dealings. We do what we say we will do. We accept responsibility and hold ourselves accountable for our work and actions." I wonder how many of Tabletalk's readers agree with this statement? Does Delight Chandler, PR Manager for Chevron, agree with this statement?

Yours faithfully
David Lipschitz