Together let's show GHD that the majority of Australians don’t want Adani’s climate-wrecking mine and rail project. Working with Adani would be a bad idea. Not just for our planet – but for GHD’s reputation, too.
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Report back your call so we can count our impact!
GHD Sydney – (02) 9239 7100
GHD Melbourne – (03) 8687 8000
GHD Brisbane – (07) 3316 3000
GHD Perth – (08) 6222 8222
GHD Canberra – (02) 6113 3200
GHD Hobart – (03) 6210 0600
GHD Adelaide – (08) 8111 6600
GHD Townsville – (07) 4720 0400
GHD Geelong – (03) 5273 1800
GHD Launceston – (03) 6332 5500
- When you call, you will speak with someone at reception. Politely ask them to pass on your message to CEO, Ashley Wright.
You may be asked to direct your message to their website, leave your message with reception.
Be friendly and polite! Our concern is with GHD’s decision to work with Adani, not its employees.
Ask for GHD to rule out working on Adani’s coal mine and rail project in any capacity. Climate damage is here, now – we must end digging and burning coal.
Share your support for GHD’s work on clean energy projects and support for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Commend their commitment to “environmentally and socially responsible operations” and remind them that Adani’s coal project is at odds with building a better world.
Ask GHD staff what they think, see if you share common views.
These calls don’t have to be long – the sheer number of calls is what will have an impact, so feel free to make it quick so you can get through as many as you can!
Called GHD, left my message with reception.
Called Adelaide – spoke with Chelsea – initially Chelsea refused to confirm that Ashley Wright was the CEO but eventually confirmed the identity of the CEO after discussing the matter with someone else in the office.
I noted that:-
- I had read the statement re GHD’ s interaction with Adani that appears on the GHD website and also notes GHD’s commitment to environmental sustainability
- the appalling environmental track record of Adani in relation to mining activity in Africa, in relation to its activities in India, its home country and its record to date in Australia
I requested that the CEO respond to the following question:-
“Given GHD’s stated position as a responsible environmental citizen, how does GHD reconcile this position with entering into contractual relationships to provide advice relating to the construction of large scale mining operations for Adani, a known abuser of environmental regulations?”
Chelsea undertook to pass my message to the CEO.
Called Sydney office. Were polite and offered to pass on the message.
Adelaide – spoke with Chelsea – requested she pass on the message to CEO that I think GHD working with Adani is a bad idea because of global warming effects of coal. She had no comment on the matter, referred me to website.
Melbourne – curt response, asked to leave a message on website.
Sydney – polite response, took down name, number, details of message.
I rang Sydney and just stated that I wanted the CEO Ashley Wright to know I disapprove of their collaboration w Adani and to put my name on the list of those who have already rung (a lot by then I think). The receptionist was polite but seemed a bit over the idea. I felt a bit sorry for her so I didn’t go on! Our Stop Adani group in Albury in Southern NSW has approached our local GHD office, but they say their local office has nothing to do w decisions made about mining contracts.
I Called the Melbourne number. “Not able to take message.” Directed me, very pleasantly, to the feedback option on their website.
Alice White. Calls were fine. I called Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Townsville. Melbourne wouldn’t take a message and directed me to the website. Geelong was diverted to Melbourne and Launceston and Hobart I think were answered by same person
GHD Melbourne wouldn’t take a message and directed me to their website. The ‘contact’ option didn’t work using my touchpad. I called GHD Melbourne again and was advised that only a mouse could activate the feedback option when hovered over the word ‘contact’ and that there was no other way to make contact.
Emailed instead- Good Afternoon, sadly I am writing you regarding your proposed involvement with any Adani project here in Australia or elsewhere if future plans are on the cards? Please view overhead pics of what is occurring, pictures do not lie. It cannot be fathomable that any government or company would agree to more and potential devastating acts as any future and current Adani project will result. If GHD is going into bed with Adani then please re-write your environmental/sustainability perspective on your website to include, we are in favor of on-going destruction of the planet by our support of Adani.
I did leave a message through their website feedback form to express my concerns.
Would not answer my questions
I sent an email to Clayton Harrison from GHD by following a link in the sustainability statement on the GHD website.
Launceston – but call put through to Hobart and Hobart was busy, left a message.
Brisbane – would only take a message that I’d called but not why!
Called GHD Brisbane Office. Receptionist Helen answered who politely said thank you and that she would pass on the message to CEO Ashley Wright.
Melbourne office. They referred me to the website. I said I want to have it recorded that I rang about this issue to leave a message with the CEO Ashley Wright.. I got the impression that they had had a lot of calls 3.20 Friday afternoon 23/082019
I rang the perth office and spoke to a receptionist. When I explained the purpose of my call and asked what work GHD does in WA, she said she was not able to answer any questions and said someone would call back. Nice lady.
I called Sydney.
The receptionist was very nice and recorded what i said. She also referred me to the website.
Melbourne office called. Told to register my concerns and questions on their website. Given the brush off really.
Sent a message through their website.
They took my phone number and said they would pass on the message
Spoke with Sydney office. Polite receptionist noted my comments “appreciate GHD being involved in Sustainable Energy projects, concern about Adani, and wanting to see a sustainable future for us all”
Talked to Jessi (maybe Jackie from previous comments I read here).
She sounded like she is having a hard day.
She listened to my message though, asked for my details, said she would pass the message to the CEO and suggested reading their GHD Carmichael webpage.