Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stepping Outside Ourselves

Browsing web sites from other countries is really interesting. The language, even when in English, is just enough different that it invokes thoughts of a very different lifestyle. For instance, at this UK site on home insurance, here is something you just won't find on most US sites: "We have been around since 1867..." Sure, it could happen, but I have yet to run across it on a web site.

Here is another refreshing aspect of this site, they have a section called "Ethics in Action." I don't know if this is common in the UK, but it sure caught my attention. The introduction to this section says, "CIS became the world's first insurance company to launch a customer-led ethical policy to guide the social, ethical and environmental aspects of its investments." Doesn't that make you seriously want to consider doing business with them? I know I am always attracted to companies that seem to be doing good things for the environment and the community instead of just themselves.

It is nice to see what others outside of our own country are doing, after all, we are all one planet, and now more than ever, we need to be finding the commonalities and working together for the good of all.

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