The BIN VEOLIA CAMPAIGN AUSTRALIA is a non-violent campaign working in support of the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until Israel complies with international law and universal human rights. The Palestinian BDS National Committee has asked “people of conscience all over the world [to] not stand by while corporations aid and abet Israeli war crimes.” Therefore, our campaign joins the growing international movement against Veolia’s profiteering from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
Veolia Environnement is a French multinational company that profits directly from the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory. It holds full control of Veolia Environnement Israel, which is actively involved in Israeli construction on Occupied Palestinian lands, in providing business services to the illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and in the exploitation of Occupied Palestinian resources.
Therefore, the BIN VEOLIA CAMPAIGN AUSTRALIA strongly urges that Australian businesses, Local Councils, and Local/State/Federal Government authorities:
- RECOGNISE that Veolia is involved in business activities which support and extend the illegal Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and which make Veolia complicit in Israel’s violations of United Nations Resolutions and international law;
- ENSURE that your good corporate citizenship principles are not compromised by rewarding Veolia’s complicity in human rights abuses.
- ACT to ensure that no new contracts or renewal of any existing contracts be signed with Veolia whilst this company is complicit in Israeli breaches of international law, so long as refusing to enter or renew such contracts is not in breach of any relevant local or national legislation.