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This week we've learned that tech company Siemens is considering a dirty deal with Adani.

Adani needs a company to install signalling on the 200km railway it will use to transport coal to the coast. Only a few companies in Australia can do this work – and all except Siemens have ruled it out! 

Call any (or all!) of these Siemens offices and ask them to leave a message for Jeff Connolly (CEO Siemens Australia & Pacific) and Raphaelle Guerineau (CEO Siemens Mobility Australia & New Zealand). Ask them to rule out working on the climate-wrecking project.

Report back on your call so we can count our impact. 

1. Siemens Australia Head Office – (03) 9721 2000
2. Siemens Mobility Melbourne Office (03) 9616 9000
3. Siemens Corporate Enquiries – 137 222

Calling tips

  • Be friendly and polite! Our concern is with Siemens' decision to work with Adani, not its employees.
  • 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!
  • You may be asked to direct your message to their website – you can politely decline that, and leave your message with the staff member you are speaking to.
  • Ask directly for Siemens to rule out work on Adani's coal mine and rail project. Climate damage is here, now – we must end digging and burning coal.

Talking points

Remember, you don't need to be an expert on climate damage or anything else! You have a right to make this call and share your concerns about Siemens supporting a climate-wrecking project. Here are some talking points to help your call: 

  • Share your support for Siemens committing to the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature rise well below 2°C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C. Remind Siemens that helping Adani dig up and export coal for burning is incompatible with the Paris Agreement.
  • Mention that burning coal is the biggest cause of climate damage – and the Adani mine would open the Galilee Basin to one of the biggest expansions of coal mining on planet Earth.
  • Suggest that by backing clean energy and refusing to work on dangerous projects like coal mines, companies like Siemens can provide solutions to the climate crisis – not be part of the problem.

Latest Supporters

Elsa 2020-01-07 12:42:49 +1100
Unacceptable to profit from unsustainable business practices. Brand will be forever tainted.
Dustin 2019-12-21 11:17:29 +1100
Masto 2019-12-20 20:43:46 +1100
Pantelis 2019-12-20 16:41:12 +1100
Call #1 to Seimens mobility Melbourne office: the receptionist was very polite and took my name, number and told me she would pass my message on

Call#2 Siemens Australia Head Office: The receptionist listened to my concerned and assured me the call and my concerned would be recorded and passed on.
Janie 2019-12-20 16:33:11 +1100
They told me to refer to the statement on the website. I said that I read that statement and I am even more concerned. It seems they are justifying this gross treatment of our environment by acknowledging the beneficial things that have been done By Siemens. She said she would pass that on to management. How will she pass that on I wonder?
Colin 2019-12-20 16:21:34 +1100
Short but fine.
David 2019-12-20 16:08:19 +1100
I made 2 calls. The one to national number the lady just thanked me and suggested I read statement on website.

The Melbourne office took my number and message and was passing it on. (apparently)
Michelle 2019-12-20 15:37:07 +1100
Spoke to someone at head office and the mobility office. The receptionist sounded harrassed and the calls were short.
Linda 2019-12-20 14:36:52 +1100
I was referred to the Statement on Siemens’ website. I phoned back to check if this was the latest and ‘reviewed’ statement of Siemens as it was dated 11/12/19, and the person advised that they had nothing more to add. I left my name and email address.
Jane 2019-12-20 14:19:39 +1100
Quick and polite but was instantly referred to a statement on their website to which I replied that I understand that the project has not yet been ruled out so would like my concerns to be communicated to executive level
Daniel 2019-12-20 13:33:27 +1100
Said they would pass my concerns to management and that there was a statement on their website.
Tassia 2019-12-20 13:31:15 +1100
Good. Just said that I was calling to ask that their company not work with Adani and that they may be regarded as a pariah company if the proceed. I was told the message would be given to management. All calm (poor person on the phone)
Merri 2019-12-20 11:19:29 +1100
I rang all 3 numbers. Reception at Head Office gave me an email address and was not prepared to let me talk to anyone. The woman who answered the Mobility office number hung up on me and then the number was switched to an answering machine, where I left a VM. Reception at Corporate Enquiries said she would pass my message on to management.
I also sent an email to Siemens in Germany and received a response with a link to their official response: https://press.siemens.com/global/en/news/engagement-australia
From my reading of this I would be very wary to think that Siemens is likely to withdraw their support from the coal mine. .
Ingrid 2019-12-20 10:59:00 +1100
A brief call to make them aware that I disapprove of their involvement with Adani.
Judy 2019-12-20 10:47:05 +1100
Respectfully presented and received. gave them my contact phone number.
David 2019-12-20 10:12:40 +1100
Left VMs asking message to be passed on that Siemens could risk severe reputational damage that could affect its broader business operations in the future by being associated with this project.
Merriden 2019-12-19 22:35:55 +1100
Please help us look after the environment for our kids to enjoy.
Michael 2019-12-19 20:14:16 +1100
This just has to stop. How very future now rests on Siemens pulli g out, as once thos ki e goes ahead because of the rail, there are up to 9 I believe waiting i. the wi gs. Life on This Planet simply cannot survive that
Rhona 2019-12-19 17:39:17 +1100
I left 2 messages 1 at head office 1 at mobility office
Garry 2019-12-19 17:19:39 +1100
Left 1 message on VM & spoke with reception person politely explaining my anti-Adani stance & asking for responsible stewardship & this to be passed on to management. She said she would.
Also posted on Faceebook. Requests in context of NSW State of Emergency.
Julie 2019-12-19 17:01:04 +1100
I called an left messages with each number. Polite but focused on the threat to our reef and our futures from coal.
Jonathan 2019-12-19 16:36:36 +1100
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wendy 2019-12-19 16:21:12 +1100
I called all three numbers with a message to be passed on the the CEO that this environmentally destructive project should not go ahead. Msg politely received in each case.
Merry 2019-12-19 15:08:44 +1100
Luba 2019-12-19 14:46:41 +1100
Hi Siemens, You know what you are doing with Adani is not cool. Nobody wants this except you guys. Please rethink about what you are going to do next year.
Kaori 2019-12-19 14:41:48 +1100
I called Corporate Enquiries 137222
Left a message with reception…she said she would pass it on to CEO as I requested.
David Marshall
David 2019-12-19 14:20:33 +1100
I have grandchildren? I do and I despair for their future. Please help my grandchildren have a future.
Cheryl 2019-12-19 14:05:17 +1100
I spoke to the switchboard operator: I stated that I would like to lodge my concerns about Siemens’ plans to work on the Adani coal mine and rail project. She then took my name, and said my number wouldn’t be necessary, but she took it down anyway. She was polite, and they obviously have a list of people calling, but she wasn’t interested in listening to anything further I had to say.
Danica 2019-12-19 13:29:15 +1100
Person said my request would be passed on to the management
Don 2019-12-19 13:19:40 +1100