BP: Putting Profits Before Safety?
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Critics alleged that BP had put profits
before safety. BP was also criticized for spending millions of
dollars to project a 'green' and 'environment-friendly' image,
while failing to take care of basic operational safety issues.
BP surprised many when it announced that its CEO, Lord Robert
Browne (Browne), would step down by end of July 2007, which was
earlier than scheduled retirement in 2008. It also announced
that Tony Hayward (Hayward), the head of BP's exploration and
production, would succeed Browne.
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