THE ADANI LIST
Companies that could make or break the Carmichael Coal Project
Adani’s Carmichael coal and rail project will trash First Nations land rights, drain critical water resources from drought stricken regions, risk our already distressed Great Barrier Reef and fuel runaway global warming that threatens all our lives and livelihoods.
However, Adani’s plans require input from many project partners in the finance, insurance, engineering/construction and coal haulage areas.
Most Australians do not support this disastrous coal mine, with thousands taking action time and time again to show that every company associated with Adani faces serious reputational risk. That’s why over 85 major companies have already ruled out working with Adani. But we need to keep the pressure up because dozens of companies are still working with Adani or risk future exposure.
Take action below to demand companies commit to ending their association with the climate-wrecking Carmichael project, and scroll down to get more information on the four key areas where Adani needs corporate support – finance, insurance, engineering/construction and coal haulage.
All major projects require underwriting insurance for public liability, plant and equipment damage and workers compensation, among other things.
It is very likely that Adani still hasn’t locked in the major insurance deals it needs to construct the mine and rail line, and without insurance it cannot undertake the work.
Adani can’t build its climate wrecking coal mine and rail line by itself. It need specialised companies to help it, including engineering design firms and construction contractors.
We are tracking the companies that are currently helping Adani trash first nations land rights, drain critical water resources from drought stricken regions, risk our already distressed Great Barrier Reef and fuel runaway global warming that threatens all our lives and livelihoods.
Over forty banks have ruled out lending to the Adani Carmichael project and the #StopAdani campaign was able to prevent the Australian Government handing over taxpayer funds, which has left Adani still looking for the funding it needs to build the coal mine and rail line.
It is not known where this funding will come from. One threat is the bond market, with several Adani Group companies, including North Queensland Export Terminal (formerly Adani Abbot Point Terminal, the port via which Carmichael coal is to be exported) and Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, issuing bonds, the money from which could then be transferred across to fund Carmichael.
4. Coal Haulage
There were only three companies in Australia that were equipped to haul Adani’s coal and Adani didn't reach a haulage agreement with any of them.
Adani has been forced to set up its own coal haulage company, owned by Adani Ports. Adani Ports' investors and bankers are now at risk of funding the Carmichael coal project.
Who's ruled out working with Adani?
These companies have either ruled out involvement or distanced themselves from all or part of the Adani Carmichael project.
|Company||Sector||What they have said|
|AECOM||Engineering||"Our people have demobilised. We’ve handed over our [railway] design to the client [Adani]. It’s up to them what happens after this." News reports in September 2018 revealed AECOM was trying to recover almost $17 million owed by Adani.|
|Allianz||Insurance||"Allianz no longer offers single-site/stand-alone insurance coverages related to the construction and/or operation of lignite/coal-fired power plants (CFPP) and mines where lignite/coal is extracted, effective immediately. Sngle-site/stand-alone coverage means the covering of loss and damages for a single power plant and/or mine (green- and brownfield) for an insured, as well as for offering guarantees (bonds) to a respective client. The exclusion is applicable for new (first time) contracts and the renewal of contracts."|
|Allied World||Insurance||"We do not insure the mine, rail or port projects and have no plans to do so in the future."|
|ANZ||Finance||"[ANZ's exposure to coalmining] is pretty small and trending down and I can’t see a time where we’d suddenly see that trend shift, to be honest”
- Shayne Elliott, CEO
|Apollo Underwriting||Insurance||"...we participate in one construction liability policy in respect of Adani Carmichael. This particular policy terminates in September 2021 after which we will no longer provide any insurance cover for this project.
We have recently declined to participate in an additional policy relating to the Port and Rail extension and have agreed that we will not participate in any further insurance policies for risks associated with this project."
|Argo Limited||Insurance||"We are able to confirm that providing insurance for the Adani Carmichael project, its construction, contractors, infrastructure or operation are not within our risk appetite. Therefore we will not be providing insurance or reinsurance services associated with this project. "|
|Aspen Insurance||Insurance||"Aspen can confirm that it will not be renewing any insurance policies associated with the Adani Carmichael mine."
Aspen has refused to give a date for when its insurance policies with Adani Carmichael will expire.
|Asta||Insurance||"I [the CEO] am not aware of any current or intended association [with the Adani Carmichael project]."|
|Aurecon||Engineering and Construction||"Aurecon will cease work for the Adani-leased Abbot Point export terminal following the completion of its current phase of work and will transition its people to partner with other clients over the next six to nine months," the spokeswoman said.
"As part of this decision the firm has also ruled out working on any other Adani group of companies' projects."
|AXA||Insurance||"As a global insurer, AXA will no longer cover certain risks as follows:
• The development of new coal capacity is banned by ending Construction covers for any new coal plant and new coal mine, whichever the region or client."
"Regarding the Carmichael mine, we confirm that:
- We do not currently cover the Carmichael mine’s assets, neither directly nor through packages, and we do not intend to do so in the future;
- We currently have a multi-year policy to partly cover the railway asset which will lapse in 2020 and which we shall not renew;
- Adani is a banned investment both for our equity and fixed income holdings."
|AXIS Capital||Insurance||"AXIS will not provide new insurance or facultative reinsurance for the construction of new thermal coal plants or mines and their dedicated infrastructure"|
|Bank of China||Finance||"[Bank of China] has not, and does not intend to, provide funding for the Adani Carmichael Mine project"|
|Barclays||Finance||"Barclays has no plans to participate in financing the Abbot Point development or its associated mine/rail infrastructure"|
|BNP Paribas||Finance||"BNP Paribas do not intend to be involved in the financing of the development of coal mines projects in the Galilee Basin in Australia, nor of related dedicated infrastructure projects"|
|Canopius||Insurance||“Canopius is not involved in any negotiations to provide insurance coverage for the Adani mine project.”|
|Cardno||Engineering||"Adani has been very controversial, not only with people outside the company, it's been controversial with staff as well as other customers of the company.
"As a company we have decided that we will not do any further work on Adani.."
|China Construction Bank||Finance||"China Construction Bank is not involved with, nor considering involvement with, the Adani Carmichael Mine project... nor will they be considering involvement in the future.“|
|China Merchants Banks||Finance||“China Merchants Bank is not, and does not intend to be involved in the Adani Carmichael Mine project.”|
|Cincinnati Global||Insurance||"...we have learned a great deal about the Adani project and I can confirm that projects of a similarly harmful nature would not fall within our risk appetite."|
|Citibank||Finance||"Citi is not involved and does not plan to be involved in any financing for the Abbot Point expansion"|
|CLSA||Finance||“CLSA does not intend to provide financial services for the Adani Carmichael mine and or the Adani Abbot Point coal port .“|
|CNA Hardy||Insurance||"I can confirm that we do not provide any insurance for the Adani Carmichael coal project in Australia. ...we do not underwrite any new coal mining risks and are withdrawing from existing business."|
|Commerzbank||Finance||“Commerzbank does not finance projects for new coal mines.”|
|Commonwealth Bank of Australia||Finance||"We are not amongst the banks who have been, or will be, asked to consider this financing"|
|Credit Agricole||Finance||"Due to the number and magnitude of issued linked to the planned coal development projects in the Galilee Basin, Credit Agricole SA does not intend to finance these projects or their associated facilities"|
|Credit Suisse||Finance||“Credit Suisse will not provide any form of financing that is specifically related to the development of a new greenfield thermal coal mine, or where the majority of the use of proceeds is intended for a new greenfield thermal coal mine.”|
|Dai Ichi Life||Finance||“Two leading banks in Japan — Nippon Life and Dai Ichi Life — refused to fund the [Adani Carmichael] project.”|
|DBS||Finance||"...the bank will also cease all project financing of greenfield thermal coal mines."|
|Deutsche Bank||Finance||“We are currently not involved with this project and will also not be involved with it in the future”|
|Downer EDI||Mining||"Adani and Downer have mutually agreed to cancel all Letters of Award relating to the mine services and the related infrastructure."|
|ETS (Eastern Tree Services)||Vegetation management||"...ETS can confirm we will not undertake work for Adani relating to the proposed Carmichael mine, including the mine site, water facilities, rail corridor or expansion of the port."|
|Faraday (Lloyd's syndicate owned by Berkshire Hathaway)||Insurance||"...we do not offer insurance on any coal mining projects around the world, this is out of our risk appetite. As far as I can see we also do not insure any of the rail infrastructure that may convey goods...from the Adani project.
"Mining as a industry is not something that we would look to underwrite now or in the future."
|FIIG||Finance||"FIIG is not currently in (and does not intend to enter into) any discussions with any of these entities [Adani Mining and Abbot Point Coal Port] regarding the arranging or structuring of any future bond issues."|
|FKG Group||Engineering and Construction||FKG isn't involved in the Carmichael project and has no intention of being involved in negotiations regarding work on the Adani Carmichael project.|
|FM Global||Insurance||“FM Global is not involved, nor intends to become involved, with Adani’s Carmichael Coal Mine/Rail Project.”|
|General Electric (GE)||Industrial technology||"...GE is not involved, and has no plans to be involved, in the Adani Carmichael project."|
|Generali||Insurance||"Define our positioning in coal-related activities:
Exclusion of any new investment in businesses associated with the coal sector and gradual divestment of the €2 billion exposure on coal-related assets, with the disposal of equity assets by April 2019
Commitment not to increase the minimal insurance exposure to coal-related activities
Commitment not to insure any new coal-related customer and any new coal construction project (mines and plants) with immediate effect"
|Genesee and Wyoming Australia||Rail freight||“Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA)...[has] previously been approached to service the Adani Carmichael project and decided not to participate.”|
|Goldman Sachs||Finance||"Specific to Abbot Point, we will not finance any project or initiate loans where the specified use of proceeds would significantly convert or degrade a critical natural habitat"|
|Greyhound Australia||Transport (for construction)||"Following considered deliberation, and in the best interests of our staff, customers, and partners, Greyhound Australia has decided to not enter into a contractual agreement with BMD to service construction of the Carmichael Rail Network beyond our preliminary 31 March 2020 commitment.”|
|Guardian Life Insurance||Finance||"We sold our share in this bond offering [Adani Abbot Point Terminal bonds due 2021] in 2019 and do not plan to pursue future investments with Adani."|
|Hannover Re (including subsidiary Lloyd's syndicate Argenta)||Insurance||"...on the underwriting side, as a general principle, the company will not be providing reinsurance coverage for any planned new coal-fired power plants or coal mines."|
|Hanwha Securities||Finance||"Hanwha Securities will not be providing any further financing for the terminal [Abbot Point coal port] or any of Adani’s coal projects..."|
|HDI Global (Talanx Group)||Insurance||“In accordance with our coal policy published in April 2019, we reviewed this project and terminated the insurance cover for this project in October 2019. As a result, there is no insurance cover for the Carmichael project of HDI Global / Talanx.
“And to the best of our knowledge and belief, we have even excluded the Carmichael project from insurance coverage for significant suppliers.”
|HSBC||Finance||"[HSBC] is extraordinarily unlikely to go anywhere near [Abbot Point]"
"HSBC will no longer support new thermal coal mines"
|Industrial and Commercial Bank of China||Finance||“ICBC has not been, and does not intend to be, engaged in arranging financing for this project.”|
|Industrial Bank of Korea||Finance||"... Industrial Bank of Korea will not participate not only in AAPT [Abbot Point coal port financing] but other projects that cause harm to Australia’s environment."|
|ING||Finance||"ING will not provide financial services that directly refer to... new thermal coal mining"|
|Investec||Finance||"In line with our commitment to climate change, Investec has not lent to the Carmichael coal project and can confirm we have no loan exposure to Adani Abbot Point Terminal (AAPT). We had a historic hedging facility with AAPT which will not be renewed."|
|JPMorgan Chase||Finance||"We will not finance... a new greenfield coal mine or a new coal-fired power plant in a high income OECD country"
"We do not finance natural resource projects within UNESCO World Heritage Sites unless... such operations will not adversely affect the Outstanding Universal Value of the site”
|J. Safra Sarasin Bank||Finance||A representative of J. Safra Sarasin confirmed that it had sold its $1 million of Adani Abbot Point Terminal bonds and that "when they are out, they are out", meaning they will refuse to purchase the bonds again.|
|KBC||Finance||“KBC [has stopped] financing new, coal-fired electricity generation, including coal mining.”|
|KIAMCO||Finance||"We deeply conform the responsibility of financial investors and have well understood the importance and concerns for the development of the Carmichael mine on the W&J’s ancestral lands. We, KDB Infrastructure Asset Management Co. Ltd., hereby confirm that we have no intention to participate by all means, financial or other support or services, in the development of the Carmichael mine."|
|Korea Development Bank||Finance||"Regarding the development and building of the Carmichael Coal Mine, Rail and Port Project in Australia proposed by Adani Mining Pty Ltd (“Project”), ... we are no longer reviewing it. We wish to express that we have no intent to provide finance for the Project."|
|Korea Export Import Bank||Finance||"Please be assured that Korea Eximbank does not have any intent to provide financial support to the Carmichael project, which includes the development of mine, rail and the port of Abbot point."|
|Korea Investment and Securities||Finance||"...we have decided to stop additional investments in coal and disclosed our decision in public.
"We will not invest in any coal-related deal from now on."
|Liberty Mutual||Insurance||"Liberty Mutual Specialty Markets do not have any current policies in place for the Adani Carmichael mine project…We will not have any further involvement in the Adani Carmichael mine project. ”|
|MAPFRE||Insurance||"MAPFRE will...cease to insure the construction of new coal-fired electricity plants or coal mines."|
|Mirae Asset Daewoo||Finance||"We have no intention to be involved in either any financing activities of Carmichael mine development or Abbot Point equity sale activities."|
|Morgan Stanley||Finance||"Morgan Stanley will not lend to or invest in the expansion of Abbot Point"|
|Munich Re||Insurance||Munich Re plans to stop offering insurance for new coal-fired power plants and mines in industrialised countries.|
|National Pension Service (Korea)||Finance||Asked: "Whether the National Pension Service has invested in any kind of equity, extended any kind of loan, purchased or transacted any kind of securities relating to the Australia Queensland Carmichael Mine, Abbot Point Port and rail project relating to the mine and port which is under development by Adani, or whether it has reviewed such type of financing?"
|NAB||Finance||"NAB is not involved and has no plans to be involved in any financing for the Carmichael coal mine"|
|Natixis||Finance||"Natixis has committed itself to end its financing of coal-fired power plants and thermal coal mines worldwide. Natixis has also decided to no longer accept new advisory or arrangement mandates linked to financings of this type."|
|Navigators Group (owned by The Hartford)||Insurance||In December 2019, The Hartford adopted a policy which includes: "No new underwriting of or investments in companies that generate more than 25 percent of their revenues from thermal coal mining or more than 25 percent of their energy production from coal."|
|Newline Group||Insurance||"Newline Syndicate 1218 does not insure the Adani Carmichael coal project and does not intend to do so."|
|Nippon Life||Finance||“Two leading banks in Japan — Nippon Life and Dai Ichi Life — refused to fund the [Adani Carmichael] project.”|
|NRW Holdings||Civil / Mining||[Regarding commercial dispute over previous project]: "Clearly, we wouldn’t be taking those sort of risks in the future... An example of that might be an Adani."|
|QBE||Insurance||"We do not provide insurance services to the proposed Carmichael mine and rail construction project and we do not intend to do so in the future."|
|Rabobank||Finance||"We will not directly finance the exploration, extraction or production of coal used for power generation"|
|Rockwell Automation||Industrial IT and software||"Rockwell Automation is not working with Adani on this project [Carmichael coal], and we will not be involved moving forward."|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||Finance||“RBS is not involved in the Abbot Point expansion project and has no plans to be involved in the future”|
|Samsung Securities||Finance||"Samsung Securities will commit that we will not be providing further financing for the Terminal and any of the Adani’s coal projects."|
|Santander||Finance||Prohibited activities: Any new thermal coal mine projects worldwide|
|SCOR (including The Channel Syndicate at Lloyd's of London)||Insurance||SCOR will no longer “issue insurance or facultative reinsurance that would specifically encourage new greenfield thermal coal mines"
"Our Group can confirm that SCOR, through its Large Risk Underwriting unit (Business Solutions), is neither involved nor intends to be involved in the procurement of any kind of re/insurance coverage of the Adani investment known as Carmichael project, including the rail line project."
|SEB||Finance||“SEB will not enter into new business relations with companies
with major business in coal mining”
|Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund||Finance||"The following sub-sectors or asset types are excluded: ...Infrastructure related to mining thermal coal.”|
|Sirius Group||Insurance||"Sirius Group does not insure the Adani coal mine project nor do we have any plans to do so."|
|Societe Generale||Finance||"Societe Generale is not currently involved, and does not plan to be involved in the coal mine and infrastructure projects associated with the Galilee Basin in Australia" (Translated)|
|Spotless||Facilities Management||"Spotless is not a provider of facilities management services to Adani and has no intention of offering services for future opportunities."|
|Standard Chartered||Finance||"Both parties [Standard Chartered and Adani] have agreed to end the bank's role in the Carmichael project"
"We will not provide project finance or project finance advisory services to new standalone, non captive thermal coal mining projects"
|Suncorp||Insurance||"We confirm we do not have financing, investment or underwriting exposure to Adani or coal mining projects in the Galilee Basin, nor do we intend to in the future."|
|Swiss Re||Insurance||Swiss Re's group-wide coal policy prohibits providing re/insurance for thermal coal mines, coal-fired power stations or any company that is more than 30% exposed to thermal coal.|
|US Bancorp||Finance||“[US Bancorp] does not provide project financing… for the development of new coal mines.“|
|Valex Capital||Finance||"...we do not consider investing in AAPT [Adani Abbot Point Terminal] in the future. We are pursuing a sustainability strategy and have removed all investments in AAPT long ago."|
|Westpac||Finance||“We will limit lending to any new thermal coal mines or projects (including those of existing customers) to only existing coal producing basins and where the calorific value for that mine ranks in at least the top 15% globally"|
|Worley||Engineering||"We are not working on the Adani project and we have no intention to."|
|Yuanta Securities Investment Trust||Finance||"We have noticed this issue and already liquidated all bonds related to AAPT [Adani Abbot Point Terminal]...we are always dedicated to avoiding investing this kind of target."|
|Zurich||Insurance||"Zurich intends to stop providing insurance or risk management services for new thermal coal mines or for potential new clients that derive more than half their revenue from mining thermal coal, and also for utility companies that generate more than half of their energy from coal."|