Submitted by: Massey Energy Company
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 – 02:09 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) announced today the release of the company's inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The report provides an overview of Massey Energy's corporate commitment to and accomplishments in improving the safety of coal mining, protecting the environment and serving the community.
"We are proud of our company and the achievements of our nearly 6,000 members who are making a positive difference in our communities and in the environment every day. This is one way we can provide recognition to our members and help the public to better understand our positive contributions as well," Massey Energy Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship said.
Highlights from the report include a discussion of Massey's community programs such as "Doctors for our Communities" and "Partners in Education". Environmental efforts detailed in the report include the planting of over 1 million trees on previously mined land, a partnership with the American Chestnut Foundation to help restore the "Redwood of the East" to Appalachia and the development of new technologies to enhance and improve environmental testing processes. Finally, the report provides insights into the programs Massey has established that resulted in 2007 being the safest year in the company's history.
To learn more, you can view the Corporate Social Responsibility Report online at www.masseyenergyco.com or contact Massey Energy Company's investor relations department at (866) 814-6512 or by email at email@example.com.
Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, is the fourth largest coal company in the United States based on produced coal revenue and is included the S&P 500 index.
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