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21 August 2017

Bettercoal joins the UN Global Compact

London, the United Kingdom, August 21, 2017: Bettercoal is pleased to announce that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

With this participation, Bettercoal shows its public support to the ten principles of the UN Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Bettercoal’s Executive Director, Anne-Claire Howard stated: “I am pleased to confirm that Bettercoal has joined the UN Global Compact and will keep supporting its ten principles which are largely enshrined in the Bettercoal Code. We look forward to working along UNGC and the local network in the United Kingdom”.

Alongside more than 12,000 companies and non-business signatories from 170 countries, Bettercoal commits to advance these principles amongst its stakeholders, develop technical standards on corporate sustainability performance and take part in relevant activities of the UN Global Compact.

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Bettercoal is a global membership organisation that has been established by a group of major European utilities to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain. At the core of the initiative is the Bettercoal Code, which covers ethical, social and environmental principles and provisions grouped into four critical areas: General Implementation Expectations, Business Ethics, Human Rights and Social Performance, and the Environment. Rather than a typical certifying body, Bettercoal assesses performance of coal suppliers against the ten principles of the Bettercoal Code and jointly develops a Continuous Improvement Plan, the summary results of which are shared with Bettercoal Members.

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