News Litigation Behind the law Total litigation By The Lawyer 9 December 2009 10:19 17 December 2015 09:40 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer John Walton 7 January 2010 at 19:57 Although in moral terms Chevron probably should be jointly liable, having left what was half theirs in the hands of, as it turned out, incompetents, it really is very difficult to see, given Total’s position as employer of the depot staff, how their legal team are going to plead successfully that the normal rules of vicarious liability are not applicable. Reply Link John Walton 7 January 2010 at 20:22 Here’s some quotes from Chevron’s 2008 report ‘Developing Partnerships’ – maybe provide a starting point for the total team….. “Corporate responsibility at Chevron is the application of The Chevron Way across environmental, social and governance issues and priorities. We implement our corporate responsibility priorities through existing management systems, processes and policies as part of our commitment to operate responsibly and ethically.” “Chevron does more than provide energy. Our partnerships touch millions of lives” “For Chevron, corporate responsibility is more than just an objective. Built on The Chevron Way, it is central to everything we are and is embedded in everything we do. Thank you for joining us on this journey.” “Around the globe, economies are searching for solid ground, and people are reevaluating their faith in institutions. Against these currents, The Chevron Way is our anchor.” “We make these community investments through partnerships — one of our core strengths. Our partnerships bring together business, community groups, government and nongovernmental organizations with one common goal: to produce sustainable results.” “Inside Chevron, getting results the right way means never sacrificing safety. To reach our aspiration of zero accidents, we’re creating a behavior-based safety culture that’s crowned by this tenet: when a behavior looks unsafe, employees and contractors alike know they have stopwork authority. ” Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.