Is This The Time To Be Closing BP’s Ombuds Office (Boehme quoted)

Is This The Time To Be Closing BP’s Ombuds Office?

Andrew Singer – Ethikos – December 2010

Could the timing be any worse? In a year in which BP claimed top-line ranking among the world’s most pilloried corporate entities, the company mulled plans to close its ombuds office.

The giant UK-based oil company established its Office of the Ombudsman after a fatal explosion in 2005 at BP’s Texas City refinery that claimed 15 lives. The Washington, DC-based office was run by former federal judge Stanley Sporkin. It continued to take calls during the company’s disastrous April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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In October 2010, however, the company told the UK’s Guardian that that i t“would not extend the office’s tenure beyond June next year.”

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