The adorable boats of Liquid Robotics have served as important research tools for people studying the ocean and the environment. Now they’re being employed in a less cuddly mission: helping search out sites for offshore drilling.
Picture a responsible business and companies like Morgan Stanley, BP, L’Oréal, and Unilever don’t readily come to mind. But corporate giants may have more of a role in mainstreaming responsible business than we think.
BP has unveiled slick new offices for its Rotterdam refinery (RR), the largest and youngest oil processing plant in the Netherlands. The goal here, according to the architects, Rotterdam-based Group A, was to provide a “building that expresses and accommodates the objectives of the company, including providing a sustainable, safe and healthy working environment...” Let’s repeat that: “sustainable, safe and healthy.” BP. The guys behind the largest accidental oil spill in history. Go ahead, retch.