Submitted by: Alpha Natural Resources
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 – 10:00 AM EST
BRISTOL, Va., Apr. 15 /CSRwire/ - Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., (NYSE: ANR) released its 2013 Year in Review online report entitled “Stronger Together,” highlighting key milestones and initiatives from the past year across the company’s operational performance, safety measures, environmental stewardship and people and communities.
“Our Year in Review showcases Alpha’s achievements and our commitment to serving the interests of all our stakeholders,” said Kevin Crutchfield, chairman and CEO. “Despite a challenging market for coal in 2013, we decisively took action to advance our business in key aspects and create a plan for the future. As this year’s report shows, we are ‘Stronger Together’ when we are aligned and working with a common purpose.”
For the first time, Alpha’s Year in Review was created in accordance with G3.1 of the Global Reporting Initiative, which is the world’s most recognized framework for sustainability reporting. Additionally, the 2013 report is now available online in an interactive website, allowing easier access for stakeholders and providing a platform for video and linkable content.
Key report highlights include:
Performance: In 2013, 86 million tons of coal were shipped to service approximately 170 customers in 29 countries on five continents. In a challenging year for coal suppliers, Alpha finished the year with a solid liquidity position of more than $1.9 billion, including nearly $1 billion in cash and marketable securities.
Safety: 2013 marked the lowest combined total reportable incident rate in company history. This progress occurred in direct correlation with the implementation of Alpha’s Running Right philosophy and the opening of the Running Right Leadership Academy, a state-of-the-art training facility for mine safety and operations in Julian, W. Va.
Environment: Approximately 5,380 acres of land was restored and more than 2.2 million trees were planted over the past year. Four mining operations were also honored by state departments and trade organizations for exemplary performance in protecting the environment, restoration, reforestation and enhancing post-mining land use.
People: Employees received more than 311,591 hours of training in safety, leadership, time management, problem solving and other areas, furthering their skills and professional development. The company also invested back into the communities where mines, plants and offices are located, providing financial assistance to 800 charitable organizations, focused mainly on core areas of hunger relief, social services and culture.
To view the full 2013 Year in Review, please visit: www.anryearinreview.com.
About Alpha Natural Resources
Alpha Natural Resources is one of the largest and most regionally diversified coal suppliers in the United States. With affiliate mining operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, Alpha supplies metallurgical coal to the steel industry and thermal coal to generate power to customers on five continents. Alpha is committed to being a leader in mine safety with our Running Right process and an environmental steward in the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Alpha’s official website (www.alphanr.com).
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