More seriously, Riccitiello is clearly talking out of both sides of his mouth. If “not causing loss of life” is really a “core value” of the organization, then indirectly supporting the ending of a life (e.g. through vr training for soldiers) would qualify as that. If military contracts are really “less than 5 percent” of the business, it should be easy to cut out of the business model to avoid the appearance of even indirectly causing loss of life with their products.
“I don’t think we’d do anything for the Ku Klux Klan,” Riccitiello said. “They’ve got a simple mission that’s one that doesn’t align with who we are. It’s about the nature of the organization.”
It’s telling that all the employee comments that they made available on record were from Managers. Thank you Patrick for getting his slimeball comments on the record for everyone to see.