The honest businessman:
The guiding principles for an honest merchant arose as far back as the early middle ages to improve the conditions of business life at the time. Today, these principles stand for a strong sense of responsibility for one’s own company, for society and for the environment. It means going beyond the core commercial activity and taking on responsibility for all facets of the business. Corporate responsibility is an obligation to us. Spedition EBERL works according to this principle. As a participant in the market, we know we are not just an isolated player, only responsible for ourselves. Rather, all our company’s activities also have effects on our employees and our suppliers. In fact, we are also responsible for the effects they have on society. An honest businessman acts according to the virtues of reliability, integrity, sincerity, decency and fairness.
Jürgen and Thomas Eberl, Managing Directors
The law of business:
There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person’s lawful prey. It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot — it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
John Ruskin [English social reformer 1819 – 1900]