Governance. Each version of the document issued since 1997 has endorsed principles of shareholder primacy – that corporations exist principally to serve shareholders. With today’s announcement, the new Statement supersedes previous statements and outlines a modern standard for corporate responsibility.
lives are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to solve a problem, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to generate another one; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
system or implement an algorithm, but I create systems for the highest bene t of society, who will have to use it and who will store their most con dential information within. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to solve adequately the problem at hand.
science and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the nest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of solving the most intricate problems I am faced with.