CANONSBURG, Pa., March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) has released its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report, its first as a stand-alone publicly traded coal company. The Corporate Sustainability Report highlights principles, culture, and initiatives that were prioritized by CONSOL, such as the development of innovative technologies that align with the company's sustainability goals, enhance employee safety, and reduce environmental impacts. Most importantly, the report highlights the commitment to the communities in which CONSOL operates. The report is available at http://www.consolenergy.com/responsibility.
The inaugural report emphasizes CONSOL's management approach and includes extensive disclosures of performance in the areas of health and safety, environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance. Following are key highlights included in the report:
- An employee incident rate 31% lower than the national average
- An environmental compliance record exceeding 99.9%
- A 42% reduction in surface, ground, and municipal water withdrawals.
President and Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Brock stated, "Our company's legacy is built on a foundation of safety, compliance and continuous improvement and we will continue to build on this base to be the safest, most responsible coal company in the world. With that, comes an obligation to do what is right for our environment, our communities and our employees."
CONSOL Energy also announced the formation of the CONSOL Cares Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on improving and strengthening the communities in the region, making them better places to live, work, and prosper.
Brock continued, "By launching CONSOL Cares, we hope to identify partners and assist on projects that will have a positive, enduring effect on the communities where we live and work. Our approach and commitment to the community has never been stronger, and the CONSOL Cares Foundation will ensure that for years to come."
The CONSOL Cares Foundation will function as a separate organization operated and administered by its own Board of Directors. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.consolenergy.submittable.com.
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SOURCE CONSOL Energy Inc.