Our approach

Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) aims to create long-term value for the broadest group of stakeholders. Sustainability for CoAL implies the sustainability of the business as a whole, with particular emphasis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The company strives to ensure that its operations have a minimal adverse impact on the surrounding environment and communities, and that the social and economic developments foster an enduring legacy for all stakeholders.

By engaging with all key communities and identified stakeholders, and strictly adhering to legislation, CoAL seeks to establish crucial social relationships to promote the constructive and expeditious resolution of environmental and community concerns as they pertain to the Company’s projects and collieries.

The Company has expended significant effort in developing and implementing an extensive and comprehensive safety environment at all of its workplaces. A number of the Company’s collieries have received awards for safety performance in the past; recognised by the South African Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and the South African Colliery Managers Association.

We aim to establish and maintain a safety, health and environmental management structure in compliance with legislated requirements and in accordance with accepted industry practice. We strive to:

  • prevent injury to employees and contractors through a zero harm policy;
  • prevent or minimise any adverse impact arising from our activities;
  • promote good relationships with all stakeholders;
  • demonstrate active stewardship of land and biodiversity; and
  • respect people’s culture and heritage.


Integrated report 2016
22 NOVEMBER 2016