“Our Commitment to Human Rights”. Total bollocks.
This is all about their bottom line. Companies are not people they cannot have beliefs, morals, or ethics. To a certain extent they can reflect these qualities from those in charge/owners. But unless the company is privately owned by a single person, they can never fully reflect those qualities.
Companies are created to make profit that’s it, they do what is best for their bottom line. A company will be more moral, ethical etc if it improves their bottom line.
The way I see it is the way these companies behave is more a reflection of our society’s beliefs, morals, or ethics. We all (I included) say the right thing, say the sound bites to our friends on the internet etc but do we ever do anything no. If you want a company to be better, then don’t buy from them, or work for them. Not always easy to do now, don’t buy Apple, then who do you buy from that is better morally.
But this is the situation society has gotten itself into. We buy this or that because it is cheaper. We don’t care that it is cheaper because it is made in a sweat shop etc. We just care that we get more bangs for our buck. So, every company to compete goes to where it is cheaper and sod morals.
We all complain about the morals of these companies, maybe society should be looking to itself to see what it should do.