November 1, 2017 - Bettercoal and the World Coal Association (WCA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening their partnership.
This agreement will see WCA and Bettercoal work closely to identify projects and exchange expertise and knowledge on sustainable development practices in the coal industry.
Bettercoal Executive Director Anne-Claire Howard said: “We are delighted to sign this MoU which will enable Bettercoal and the WCA to promote sustainable mining and sourcing practices to ensure the continuous improvement of the coal supply chain. We recognize the role of coal in energy production and in the steel and cement industries, and so are very pleased that both organizations can work together on issues of common interest.”
WCA Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton said: “This memorandum validates the continuation of the relationship that WCA and Bettercoal have established. It is an important step forward because we now have a structured framework to further promote our agenda and achieve our common goals through joint projects and activities. This is a new chapter in our collaborative work, which will ensure that we support each other’s work to promote sustainable coal mining.”
As well as sharing expertise, WCA and Bettercoal will work together on the promotion and organization of workshops and conferences.
For further information about Bettercoal, please visit http://www.bettercoal.org.