Yet another company has announced plans to end ties to Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.
Cardno chairman Michael Alscher says the infrastructure firm would be ending work for a subcontractor to Adani in coming weeks and would not seek any future tenders with the Indian mining company.
He says the mine has been a contentious issue with staff and customers, and the company would not look for any future tenders with Adani.
“As a company we have decided that we will no longer do any further work with the company,” Mr Alscher told the Cardno annual general meeting in Sydney on Thursday.
“Given the project and the controversy around that, it is best if we not participate in the project at all,” Mr Alscher said.
Asked whether financial concerns came into play, Mr Alscher said the company considered “the matter from every perspective”.
“We took into account commercial and social factors, our company values as well as feedback from other clients and our employees,” Mr Alscher told AAP.
It comes after Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan called engineering firm Aurecon “weak as piss” last month when it ended its relationship with Adani’s Abbot Point Coal terminal after being targeted by climate activists.
Mr Alscher said he understood the project had many supporters but ultimately the company felt it was the right decision.
“We understand that there are many supporters of the project, particularly communities in Central Queensland,” he said.
“However, we believe this is the right decision for our business and our people.”