Civil Society to Protest at Sasol AGM

Sasol emissions graphic

26 November 2019 - Shareholders representing communities from across SA, Mozambique, and the United State will again confront Sasol executives and the board about the petrochemical group’s environmental record and greenhouse gas emissions.

The group consists of environmental activists from different organisations from South Africa and Mozambique. Last year in November, shareholder activists pitched at Sasol’s annual general meeting to challenge the company on its environmental and social compacts, in particular what they saw as its failure to provide stakeholders with adequate climate risk disclosure or to set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.


WHAT: Sasol AGM - civil society protest

WHERE: 25 Cottesmore Road, Cottesmore Park, Bryanston, Sandton

WHEN: Wednesday, November 27, 9:00am

WHO: groundWork, The Centre for Environmental Rights, Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance, Justicia Ambiantal, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, Just Share

WHY: In response to the recently released Sasol climate change report, and the Sasol 2019 AGM, civil society organisations and Sasol shareholders challenge the company’s response to global climate emergency as well as its climate change commitment, which is to “reduce by 2030 the absolute greenhouse emissions from their South African operations by at least 10%, off the 2017 baseline”. Shareholders will call for ambitious climate change resolutions that align with the Paris Agreement goals.

 

Contacts and further information:

Lerato Letebele-Balendran, CER Head of Communications, 079 043 2970; lbalendran@cer.org.za
Tsepang Molefe, groundWork, Media Liaison, 074 405 1257/ 064 900 9963; media@groundwork.org.za