Gorillas and Bears – Comply or Die!
The story of Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo’s much-loved Gorilla, went global in its interest. A defenceless animal was shot and killed to save a child who had fallen into its enclosure, not to mention the trauma suffered by the child. Investigations have since found that the barrier separating the public from the gorilla was not in compliance with primate-housing standards and requirements.
This simple story serves as a reminder as to the real reason for the compliance requirements and obligations we face, that is, protection of the various stakeholders of our businesses.