Ask Coles and Woolworths to dump the climate-wrecking BCA
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are paying big money to be members of Australia’s shadiest climate-wrecking lobby group - the Business Council of Australia.
Whenever climate policy in Australia gets momentum, the BCA springs into action, trashing it with alarmist tweets and pro-coal sound bites.
The BCA is really just a group of CEOs from Australia’s biggest companies – like big banks, telcos, coal and gas corporations – and, you guessed it, Coles and Woolworths.
Send both Coles and Woolworths an email asking them to review their membership of the BCA.
To send your email:
STEP 1: Type in 'Coles' or 'Woolworths' to make sure your email goes to the right place. Then select the company.
STEP 2: Scroll down for some talking points on your company:
Coles is doing some good things to address climate change. The company:
Invested in energy efficiency and soft plastics recycling programs
Reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% since 2009
But Coles is still a member of the climate policy-wrecking BCA. The lobby group speaks on the company’s behalf.
As a customer / shareholder, ask Coles to review its BCA membership because of the lobby group's position on climate action.
Woolworths is doing some good things to address climate change. The supermarket giant:
Publicly supported the Paris Agreement
Is the first major Australian retailer to install commercial solar across its rooftops and energy efficient lighting and fridges inside its stores
But Woolworths is still a member of the climate policy-wrecking BCA. The lobby group speaks on the company’s behalf.
As a customer / shareholder, ask Woolworths to review its BCA membership because of the lobby group's position on climate action.
Coles and Woolies have done some good things for our climate. Coles has invested in energy efficiency and recycling. Woolies uses solar and energy efficient lighting and fridges.
But then why are these two supermarket heavyweights still members of a climate-wrecking lobby group? It just doesn’t “check-out”.
Coles and Woolies are quite sensitive to what their customers think. They’ll pay attention when they see a huge groundswell of public outrage over their relationship with the BCA.
We can't let the BCA continue to undermine climate action. Enough is enough.
Send Coles and Woolworths a quick email asking them to dump the BCA! It takes less than two minutes and will have a big impact. Remember, if you're a customer, shareholder or member, the companies have to listen.