GHD’s staff left the company’s leaders in no doubt that they want to be part of the climate solution, not the problem.
In response to news that global engineering firm GHD has concluded its work on Adani’s Carmichael coal project after a 10-year association, Campaigns Director at the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), Dr Paul Sinclair, said:
“GHD has listened to the concerns of its staff and the many other Australians who have urged the company not to work with Adani.
“Businesses that say they care about climate change need to walk the talk and not tie their lot to new coal projects.
“In the case of Adani, GHD has made the right decision to walk away.
“Any company that has a good reputation shouldn’t go anywhere near the Adani project or other climate damaging new coal mines.
“The severity of the climate crisis means the world does not have time to keep digging and burning coal.
“GHD’s staff left the company’s leaders in no doubt that they want to be part of the climate solution, not the problem.
“Australians expect business to be constructive, not destructive, when it comes to climate change. That means not helping with the digging and burning of coal, oil and gas.
“If Adani’s Carmichael mine goes ahead it will lock in decades of coal burning and accelerate climate change at a time when the world needs to rapidly cut pollution.
“Any company that is considering saddling up with Adani should be clear: if you value your reputation, don’t associate it with new coal projects.”
More than 20,000 people signed ACF’s petition calling on GHD not to work with Adani.