Adani Breach FIVE.
Siemens – Keep your PROMISE: Dump Adani
Adani is smashing down bushland home to rare wildlife like the iconic Koala without the “fauna spotter catchers” that try and carry off helpless animals before Adani’s bulldozers crush them.
Despite intense global community pressure in 2019, Siemens decided to stick with Adani and deliver a critical and niche piece of work – signalling for the rail. However, at that time, recently resigned CEO Joe Kaeser stated:
|“given the importance of legitimate environmental concerns, we have secured the right to pull out of the contract if our customer violates the very stringent environmental obligations.”
A year on from this announcement, four new breaches of commonwealth environment law were exposed and Siemens did nothing. They wrote them off as ‘technicalities’ and continue to work for Adani and open up the entire Galilee Basin to new thermal coal extraction.
In breaking news, Adani is at breach number FIVE. This time, Adani has cleared habitat without a flora and fauna spotter. This is not a technicality. This is an indisputable violation by Adani of their environmental obligations.
Siemens say they were unaware of the breach when the news broke and that they will “continue to monitor any official government notices issued in respect of the Carmichael rail project”. It is time for new CEO Roland Busch to do what Joe Kaeser did not – step up to true climate leadership and terminate their Adani contract. Siemens – it is time to keep your promise, to demonstrate you are not just greenwash and lies.
How can you hold Siemens accountable?
Send an email to new CEO and President Roland Busch plus other key decision makers – urge them to keep Siemens’ promise – to dump Adani.
What are the exposed breaches?
Breaking: clearing habitat without a flora and fauna spotter, in breach of Commonweatlh law.
The previous four breaches that Siemens is ignoring:
1) Illegal bulldozing of critical habitat. FINED by the Commonwealth.
2) Failure to properly implement a Species Management Plan. FINED by the Commonwealth.
3) Failure to secure a conservation area to offset impact on threatened Brigalow ecosystem.
4) Unauthorised clearing of bushland outside of the prescribed rail line area.