Right now we’re in a critical part of the campaign. The sustained pressure we have put them under has helped secure two meetings with staff at PwC. If we can continue to demonstrate to PwC that there is strong public support calling on them to leave the Minerals Council it will be impossible for them to continue to be a member. Help keep up the pressure by texting PwC CEO Tom Seymour this week.

The letters you sent earlier in the year remain unanswered. Now is the perfect time to text Tom to follow up about a response. It’s quick easy and shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes.

Step 1: Check out the key messages below and draft a text
Step 2: Text your message to PwC CEO Tom Seymour – 0408 802 177
Step 3: Send us a screenshot of your message and any responses you get to info@350.org.au

We’ve created a sample text you can use to help write your message. It’s always more powerful if you write your own message so use this for some inspiration.

—SAMPLE TEXT—
Hi Tom, I sent you a letter earlier this year regarding my concerns about PwC’s membership to the Minerals Council of Australia. I haven’t heard anything back from you, so I’m following up for a response. The Minerals Council has held back action on climate change for 20 years with their lobbying, advertising campaigns and a revolving door between parliament and mining companies. They can only do this with the support of companies like PwC and the funding you provide through your annual membership. It’s time to take your commitments to the environment and sustainability seriously and end your relationship with the Minerals Council immediately. – Simon, NSW
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Here are some key messages that can help you construct your message to Tom.

  • The Minerals Council has held back action on climate change for the last 20 years with extensive lobbying, advertising campaigns and a revolving door between parliament and mining companies.
  • The Minerals Council can only continue holding back action on climate change because companies like PwC  fund them with annual membership fees. 
  • To solve the climate crisis, we need a healthy democracy that listens to people first, not corporations and expensive lobbyists.
  • PwC say that they are working together to solve important problems, and they claim to be sustainability leaders – but while they’re a member of the Minerals Council, we can’t take them seriously.

Don’t forget to send us a screenshot of your text message and email it to info@350.org.au