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CEO statement on climate change and The Paris Negotiations

Climate change is a significant business issue and we take it seriously. Today, AGL, BHP Billiton, GE, Mirvac, Santos, Unilever, Wesfarmers and Westpac Group published a statement from our CEOs supporting the Australian government in securing an effective outcome from the Paris climate change negotiations in December.

We support Australia’s bipartisan commitment to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, alongside other nations within an international agreement. Australia can play its fair part in these global efforts. Early global agreement on the steps to achieve this goal will allow for a responsible transition to decarbonised and sustainable economic development.

Businesses, governments and the community all have a role to play and a responsibility to contribute to solutions. We want to play our part.

Background

We represent a diverse group of companies from the energy, resources, retail, infrastructure, technology, consumer goods, property, services, banking and finance sectors. Together we employ over 620,000 people across 175 countries. Between us we provide products and services to the majority of Australians. We also emit around 12 per cent of Australia’s national greenhouse gas emissions.

The statement signed by our CEOs can be found here (PDF | 464KB)

For more information on Unilever’s position and actions on climate change, please visit http://www.unilever.com/sustainable-living/

Max Hewett

Max Hewett
Senior Account Manager, Edelman
24 York Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

M: +61 432 332 215


M: 0432 332 215

max.hewett@edelman.com

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