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Cerrejón Coal Company

HOLDING COMPANY:
Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore
COUNTRY:
  • Colombia
BETTERCOAL SUPPLIER SINCE:
2016

Cerrejón is one of the largest open-pit coal mining and export companies in the world. It has an office in Bogotá, Colombia, and operates a major mine complex in La Guajira. It also owns the Puerto Bolívar coal export terminal and the rail system that connects the mine to this port. Cerrejón is an independently operated, joint venture of Anglo American (33%), Glencore International (33%) and BHP (33%).

In 2017, the company produced and exported approximately 31.9 million tonnes, comprising

37.6% of total Colombian coal exports. At this time the company employed 5,997 direct workers and 6,122 contractors, with 60% of them coming from La Guajira.

Status in the Assessment Process

1

SUPPLIER COMMITMENT
September 2017

2

DESKTOP REVIEW
December 2016

3

SITE-ASSESSMENT
July 2018

4

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
December 2018
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Total findings
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Findings ‘Open’
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Findings ‘Closed-Pending verification’
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Findings ‘Closed’
Note on findings’ status​
‘Open’

The action has not been completed

‘Pending verification’

The Supplier has submitted all the requested information, the Assessor considers that the evidence submitted is enough to consider action closed, though the final verification must be done on site. Therefore, until the in-person revision is done, the action is considered ‘pending verification’

‘Closed’

There are two ways an action can be closed:

  1. When an action is only to be revised though a desktop review methodology, and the Supplier has submitted all the requested evidence;
  2. When an action requires on-site verification, and the Supplier has submitted all the requested evidence, the Assessor considers the information is sufficient and carries an on-site assessment to revise the implementation of the action and finds it satisfactory.

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