Responsibility for the environment—a spiritual watch

Managing an industrial operation today means making a clear commitment to the environment—by choice, by law, and through sensitivity to public concern. In this climate of increased attention, business people have to draw on new resources. Among the resources Robert Weaver relies upon are spiritual watchfulness and prayer. He is chief risk management officer for an international business whose activities include "the shipment and storage of bulk liquid commodities—from petroleum products to apple juice." Mr. Weaver has also served as a university dean and professor and as an officer in an environmental regulatory program at the state level. As a lifelong naturalist, he is involved in a summer outdoor camping program for young people.

The environmental husbandry of our properties carries a priority that is preeminent with us. We do it to keep our nest tidy as well as out of consideration for our neighbors, since we operate in an increasingly crowded environment. Environmental protection starts with thoughtful planning—including planning for the unplanned.

In a wilderness?
April 20, 1992

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