Unit 2 – Chapter 3: Part 3

Old Navy: http://www.globalexchange.org/corporateHRviolators#Gap Inc.

Criminal Offenses –

  1. Refusal to sign “Accord of Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh”

Punishments Faced:

  1. Fined

How They Act Today – Old Navy still is yet to sign the “Fire Safety Accord” agreement.

Chevron: http://www.csrwire.com/press_releases/38590-In-2016-Chevron-Faces-Potential-Litigation-Catastrophe-Over-Ecuador-Pollution-Liability


Criminal Offenses –

  1. Violations of Clean Water Act
  2. Reduced waste-water discharges
  3. Violations of Toxic Substances Control Act
  4. Misdemeanor criminal violations of California law
  5. Violations of Clean Air Act through sulfur dioxide emissions
  6. Bypassing a wastewater treatment system that resulted in toxic releases
  7. Contamination of ground water in California by the carcinogenic gasoline additive MTBE
  8. Environmental damage caused by leaks in pipes used to transport oil
  9. Excessive airborne emissions
  10. Civil charges for a spill of more than 100,000 gallons

Punishments Faced:

  1. Fined $1.5 million
  2. Fined $1 million
  3. Fined $500,000
  4. Fined $17 million
  5. Fined $700,000
  6. Fined $1.1 million
  7. Fined $540,000
  8. Fined $7 million
  9. Fined $750,000
  10. Fined $422 million
  11. Sued

How They Act Today – Most recently, Chevron faces a potential litigation catastrophe over its $10 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” pollution liability. CEO John Watson over the past few years has failed to derail the case despite an estimated $2 billion in costs to the company and has created even more severe test for the oil giant in the coming year.


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