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  • 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.

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  • 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

    "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. "

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