CEO Open Letter Explains Company Stand on Gun Control

Of the many statements by companies and CEOs about their positions on gun control, the open letter by David Labistour, CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op, stands out for its clear expression of corporate social responsibility. “Demonstrating leadership and leveraging the power of community are among MEC’s core values. With this in mind, we have taken time to listen to our members’ views, consult internally and reach out to others in our industry. My responsibility as CEO is to ensure that we make thoughtful, informed decisions in the best interest of our Co-op and effect change where this is possible and consistent with our presence in the marketplace.” The entire open letter is a good model of CEO decision making in today’s complex, fast-changing business world.

John Howell, Editorial Director