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Why Join?

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.

Membership Types

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

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 for Bettercoal Regular Members:

  • 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.

Bettercoal Regular Members commit to:

  • 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.
  • Implement the Bettercoal Code in their supply chain through engagement and collaboration with coal suppliers and the use of Bettercoal tools.
  • 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.

Benefits for Bettercoal Associate Members:

  • 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.

Bettercoal Associate Members commit to:

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