Arend van Campen has been a philosopher since he was 11 year old. Somehow, the questions young ‘grasshopper’ asked to his Shaolin Masters in the TV series ‘Kung Fu’ were also the questions he has been trying to answer ever since. As a businessman, entrepreneur. he worked all over the world in oil and gas operations on all operational levels; operator, foreman, loading master, marine superintendent, terminal manager and CEO of TankTerminalTraining. Only in his later years he decided to study Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in the context of health, safety and environment. He created the thinktank and research institute on sustainable systems design called Sustenance4all which focuses on information theory, systems sciences and cybernetics to optimize functionality of all man-made systems, including storage terminals. He is the founder of the Tank Storage Sustainability Initiative www.tssi.ch in Switzerland.