Black sheeps

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences flashed Oscar for herself, almost. Decision to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski is an important but prehistoric step. The decision speks to me and and statement confirms this decision:

…”the Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values of respect for human dignity,”…

Do not be surprised, the most difficult thing is to judge herself, especially if job dutes usually involves judging others. It is a pity that it took several dozen years. Can we criticize the Academy for the tempo? Probably the argument – we had no proofs, was fundamental.

The case of ABB, where the director at ABB humiliates employees  comparing them to the wh**res, and the fact that the CEO congratulates her her behaviors exposes the real level of ethics in ABB. When to add the fact that ABB has been in possession of evidence for such behaviors for several months and both of them still have a job in the company – it is disgraceful.

Fortunately, there is UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT (UNGC), of which ABB Ltd. (Switzerland) has been a member since 2000. Here you are the first two of the UNGC’s “10 Principles”:

HUMAN RIGHTS

1.Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

2.make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

In December 2017, I sent an email to UNGC Poland asking if the ABB standards described by me comply with the UNGC principles. No response. I re-asked the question and finally got it (after 97 days in total). Now, I know that they will not deal with it in Poland, ABB is not a member of it.

I’m asking in New York. WOW! Real world standard – immediate reaction, lively exchange of correspondence – finally Tulsi (from UNGC) declares:

Dear Stan,

After further review we have determined the matter to be out of scope of our Integrity Measures.  Although we cannot become involved ourselves, we can forward the communication you sent us to our contact point at ABB Switzerland, if you give us permission to do so. Please note, however, that for the reason indicated above, we cannot compel a response from them…

I replay:

Dear Tulsi,

… My notification is an uncomfortable case for you, I know that and understand. Hovewer, I have to be honest, I have very mixed feelings for at least two reasons:

– scandalous practices, on the top management level, is not in your Integrity Measures – UN organization whose goal is to spread and control an ethics in business, how is that possible?

– you propose to sent message to your organization in Switzerland, so it doesnt work in UNCG US but works in UNCG Switzerland?

Hmmm.

I understand even less than before. I agreed to send to Switzerland and I ask to whom will be sent to. I will not get information to whom, Tulsi:

Based on our privacy policy, we unable to disclose our company contacts.

I am asking for a link to the “privacy policy”. I do not get, the same with the answers from UNGC Switzerland, yet.

Ok, everybody has own boss and there will probably be someone who will explain the above. Sometimes it takes 97 days, couple of thousands of days and sometimes dozen years for another.

Stan

ABB memberships: Amnesty International, Institute for Human Rights and Business, oikos int., The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Transparency Int., United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ABB ABB memberships: Amnesty International, Institute for Human Rights and Business, oikos int., The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Transparency Int., United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ABB ABB memberships: Amnesty International, Institute for Human Rights and Business, oikos int., The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Transparency Int., United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ABB ABB memberships: Amnesty International, Institute for Human Rights and Business, oikos int., The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Transparency Int., United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) ABB