Why become a Bettercoal Member?

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  • 1 Cost Efficiency

    Bettercoal conducts assessments on behalf of its Members. This reduces your costs and creates efficiencies.
  • 2 Influence

    By joining forces, coal buyers are able to have more impact on supplier practices than if acting by themselves.
  • 3 Valuable Data

    Access credible data about your coal suppliers’ operations to help you understand the risks in your supply chain and enable you to make purchasing decisions.
  • 4 Demonstrate Impact

    Joining Bettercoal allows your company to participate in a global effort to drive change at coal mining operations and throughout the coal supply chain.
  • 5 Continuous Monitoring

    Risk Management and continuous monitoring of risks and improvements of your coal supply chain
  • 6 Shape

    the global coal agenda
  • 7 Commitment

    Demonstrate your COMMITMENT to actively addressing key sustainability issues in your coal supply chain
  • 8 Compliance

    Bettercoal allows you to evaluate and monitor your coal supply chain in line with guidelines on responsible supply chains
  • 9 Country Expertise

    Bettercoal has a country focus approach, providing in depth analysis and experience on relevant contextual information for your coal producers’ operations

Regular Membership

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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

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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?

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  • 1 Credible Information:

    Bettercoal conducts credible assessments, which can be used to provide information to future customers which is 3rd party validated.
  • 2 Identifies Risks:

    Our Assessment Process uses expert assessors to identify ESG gaps in your performance, which can be addressed in a custom Action Plan.
  • 3 OECD Due Diligence:

    By completing our assessment, you can demonstrate compliance with the 5 steps of OECD due diligence.
  • 4 Build Trust and Drive Growth:

    Independent disclosure of your ESG performance helps foster trusting relationships with stakeholders. Performing better in these areas is an essential part of modern business.
  • 5 Demonstrate High Performance:

    Our thorough assessment will highlight your good practices as well as areas for improvement. Demonstrate high performance to your industry and peers through our reports.
  • 6 Tell your SDG story:

    Our Continuous Improvement Plan can be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals to help demonstrate positive, sustainable impact through your operations.
  • 7 Commitment

    Demonstrate your commitment to actively addressing key sustainability issues in your coal supply chain
  • 8 Improvement

    Access industry expertise that provides guidance to improve your operations in accordance with relevant international standards and legislation
  • 9 Country Expertise

    Bettercoal has a country focus approach, providing in depth analysis and experience on relevant contextual information for your coal producers’ operations

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!