It is the height of hypocrisy to ask people curb flights, which may only be once a year, when the head of your organisation is flying on a regular basis.
On Monday the Guardian, used leaked documents to report that "The handling of Greenpeace International’s £58m budget has been in disarray for years, with its financial team beset by personnel problems and a lack of rigorous processes, leading to errors, substandard work and a souring of relationships between its Amsterdam headquarters and offices around the world."
The report detailed a series of failures by Greenpeace executives to manage donations efficiently and led to an apology by them Monday.
Based in Amsterdam Greenpeace has 28 offices around the world. It has paid employees as well as volunteer activists. It is fair to say that it has grown into a massive organisation although it had humble beginnings.
Somewhere along the line were the ideals of Greenpeace lost?
As for Pascal Husting his 24 plus annual flights in the name of Greenpeace have to be a step too far. If he is the only man for the job does he really have to appear in person or could his travel be curbed.
It would surely be cheaper and less damaging to the environment to employ a person based in Amsterdam and in Luxembourg? Would Greenpeace’s travel accounts stand up to scrutiny or are others in the organisation playing the hypocritical game?
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