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Why join Bettercoal?

  • By joining Bettercoal, your company will take part in a global effort to make a real, on-the-ground difference for workers, communities, local companies and the environment impacted by coal mining.
  • Bettercoal will reduce individual companies’ cost of ensuring compliance through sharing of self- and site-assessments as well as benefit suppliers that will avoid having to meet multiple standards and incur costs of duplicative auditing.
  • Bettercoal contributes to improved mitigation of reputational, regulatory and operational risk associated with coal sourcing.
  • Bettercoal responds to employees, customers, regulators, owners and other key stakeholders’ expectations for supply chain sustainability.
  • Associate members gain insight from participating in Bettercoal working groups developing new CSR tools to deliver improvements in the international coal supply chain

Associate Membership eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of Bettercoal, the applicant must:

  • Be a company or incorporated organisation involved in the coal supply chain or a trade association or other association representing such businesses.
  • Be a company or incorporated organisation with an independent legal identity.

Rights of Associate Members

Bettercoal Associate Members can:

  • Use of the Bettercoal Code, guidelines and assessment tools.
  • Use of the Bettercoal logo.
  • Attend and speaking opportunities at the Bettercoal Annual General Meeting.

Responsibilities of Associate Members

Upon joining Bettercoal, Associate Members of Bettercoal make the following commitments:

  • To publicly endorse the Company including its vision, mission and standards.
  • To participate and contribute to the collective action of Bettercoal.

Associate Member Dues

Membership dues for an organisation joining as an Associate Member in 2017 are EUR 3,500 for one year.

Application Process

To apply to become an Associate Member of Bettercoal, please return the application form and related information to Bettercoal at info@bettercoal.org.

Bettercoal will contact you to confirm receipt of the application. The Executive Director of Bettercoal and the Board of Directors will review your application. On acceptance of the application, Bettercoal will confirm the Membership. The Bettercoal Board of Directors and the Executive Director will strive to process your application within 60 days.

Bettercoal Code

The Bettercoal Code sets out the ethical, social and environmental principles and provisions that members of Bettercoal expect organizations producing coal in their supply chain to align with.

Join Bettercoal

By joining Bettercoal, your company will take part in a global effort to make a real, on-the-ground difference for workers, communities, local companies and the environment impacted by coal mining.