Wellard executive chairman John Klepec complained about the Commonwealth Bank
refusing services to his company and told the ABC: "We went to every single other major
Australian bank and every single other Australian major bank came back with the same
reply — 'No.'"
He blames animal activists, what he calls minority groups, and says the banks want to be
seen as proactive in the environmental, social and governance space.
VALE congratulates those banks for wanting to be ethically proactive and for remembering that while it
may have been just one person that filmed thousands of sheep dying of heat stress on the
Awassi Express, it was the whole nation that was shocked – except perhaps the minority of
people who work in the industry and are accustomed to these scenes.
It’s those people who are the minority group.