Amway Fights Climate Change?!
Sometimes it’s not what you say but what you do that is the most telling. Amway is the most prominent company in my hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich. It is known for being fervently conservative and pro-Republican in its political giving. Generally, that means being opposed to measures to prevent climate change and claiming the EPA is evil. That’s why it’s interesting to note that in Amway’s latest corporate citizenship report touts its record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, shares details of its support of EPA programs, and generally paints itself as pro-environment.
I guess the lesson to realize is that a lot of political giving and statements are just hot air. What really matters is what corporate leaders are doing about all this hot air that is causing climate change…even in a company known for being in the GOP camp.