Thursday, March 25, 2004

Corporate Responsibility and Accountability

"The [proposed] Bill would make companies report on their social and environmental impact, and place a duty of care on campany directors, not jsut to return a profit to shareholders, but to care for the environment and society...Companies would be forced to give an accurate account of their behaviour. If their products were driving deforestation in Indonesia, biodiversity loss in the UK, slave labour in Guatemala, or illegal mining inthe Congo, they would have to say so. And once they admit it, they would have to do something about it." 1

Robin Webster, Spring 2004. Shopping the planet wreckers, Earth Matters Issue 57.