Woodside does not have a good track record in being honest to staff, shareholders, regulators or the general public. They can not be trusted to protect our environment.
Their political donations mean they influence State and Federal governments decisions. They have stopped plans to make the gas industry pay for their carbon emissions.
As one of Australia’s biggest polluters, Woodside can not be trusted to clean up after themselves. They currently plan to leave 400 tonnes of plastic on the seafloor after abandoning a project. Recently, Australian taxpayers footed a $200m clean up bill after Woodside sold the rusting floating platform to a dodgy company. This means that, despite consistently causing irreparable damage to marine ecosystems, Woodside are still trying to secure their social license by buying up community based initiatives like the Surf Life Saving Nippers.
Woodside cannot be trusted to look after their workers. They sacked one third of their workforce in 2020 despite the fossil fuel industry receiving over $12 billion in subsidies a year. They have made hundreds more employees redundant during 2021 and underpaid thousands of workers’ superannuation for years. They rolled out one of the worst rosters in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. They ignored concerns from the unions about the mental health of workers.
The IPCC’s 6th Report in August 2021 was clear – The ‘unprecedented’ changes to our climate are ‘unequivocally’ the result of human activities. But our white haired, pocket-lining old man government have said there is ‘zero’ chance of supporting a net-zero commitment, while Woodside push ahead with a $12 billion LNG project we neither want nor need.