Since 1 April 2021, South African coal producers Canyon Coal and Kangra are no longer Bettercoal Suppliers.
As established in Bettercoal’s Assurance System, Bettercoal Suppliers have to be reassessed within five years of their first assessment to remain a Bettercoal Supplier. Canyon Coal, also owner of Bettercoal Supplier Kangra, decided not to proceed with Reassessment and therefore cannot remain Bettercoal Suppliers. Both companies have now been officially disengaged from Bettercoal.
Bettercoal is committed to promoting the continuous improvement across environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the mining and sourcing of coal. This is particularly important in key coal producing countries, such as South Africa, where the Bettercoal Standard can play an important role in supporting improvements across ESG issues. The Bettercoal Code 2.0 is an internationally recognised Standard for assessing, assuring and sustaining stringent ethical, environmental and social performance in the coal mining supply chain. Being a Bettercoal Supplier is an important way in which coal companies can demonstrate their commitment to these issues to key stakeholders.
Bettercoal thanks Canyon Coal and Kangra for their involvement in Bettercoal.