Air travel these days is available for almost everyone. On a yearly basis many millions of people enjoy the speed and ease of travelling by plane. Fares usually aren’t too steep and the journey is pretty comfortable. Of course there’s always room for improvements: delays, security checks and luggage restrictions to name just a few. But that’s for another time.
Have a look at the corporate website of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). A beautiful green forest and a message ‘care for tomorrow’. An excellent example of how a company deals with its corporate responsibility in response to Greenpeace’s Forest Campaign in Indonesia. The company committed to end all deforestation of natural forests.
Agriculture is as old as mankind. There is evidence of the cultivation of figs in the Jordan Valley 11,000 years ago. During the same period the Chinese started to cultivate rice. Nowadays, agriculture is characterized by increased productivity, the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. It’s also the era of the largest seed companies of the world!
Yesterday, we’ve talked about steel. Today, we highlight another crucial resource in the modern economy. Crude oil or petroleum. Often disputed because of its carbon footprint, but an absolute necessity in our current lives. The keyboard you’re using has its origin in crude oil. Gasoline, kerosin, diesel, lubricants, asphalts are also made of petroleum. The world’s largest oil companies are working 24 hours a day to satisfy our needs.
Pharmaceutical companies belong to the most influential and richest companies in the world. The annual turnover in the pharmaceutical industry for prescription drugs is estimated to be worth 700 billion dollars – or $ 100 for each person on earth! We didn’t even mention the drugs that are available without prescription.