Why become a Bettercoal Member?

Regular Membership

Regular membership is open to major end-users of coal, including energy utilities as well as industrial users such as steel and cement manufacturers.

Benefits

  • * Access to all the Bettercoal Assessed mines information and reports.
  • * Attend, speak and vote at the general assembly.
  • * Apply to sit on the Board of Directors.
  • * Use the Bettercoal logo and associated claims.
  • * Participate in Bettercoal working groups.

Commitments

  • * Publicly endorse Bettercoal, its purpose, its values and its objectives.
  • * Implement the Bettercoal Code and Bettercoal tools in their due diligence processes in the coal supply chain. ​
  • * Participate in and contribute to the collective action of Bettercoal and provide information for the purposes of Bettercoal’s annual report.
  • * Recognize and promote the Bettercoal Code as a standard for social, environmental and ethical performance in the coal supply chain.
  • * Undergo the Bettercoal Assessment Process in their owned / part owned coal mining operations.

If you are interested in joining Bettercoal as a Member and would like more information about it, please get in touch with us at members@bettercoal.org

Associate Membership

Associate membership is open to companies and incorporated organisations involved in the coal supply chain as well as their trade associations and other associations representing such businesses.

Benefits

  • * Use the Bettercoal Code, guidance and assessment tools.
  • * Use the Bettercoal logo and associated claims.
  • * Attend and get speaking opportunities at Bettercoal Annual General Meetings.
  • * Access company specific reports for an additional cost

Commitments​

  • * Publicly endorse Bettercoal, its purpose, its values and its objectives.
  • * To participate and contribute to the collective action of Bettercoal

Why become a Bettercoal Supplier?

How to become a Bettercoal Supplier

1 Contact us

Get in touch with Bettercoal to discuss your participation: Suppliers@Bettercoal.org

2 Discuss the scope

We will then arrange a discussion with the Secretariat to discuss the scope of the assessment (this links to the claims you want to make about your coal production)

3 Sign the Letter of Commitment

Once we agree the scope, you can sign the Letter of Commitment which makes you a Bettercoal Supplier. From that moment, you will have 9 months to undergo your assessment.

Start the process!