CONSOL Energy also moved forward with implementing a safety management system, CONSOL Occupational Safety and Health (COSH), modeled on the internationally-recognized Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) specification OHSAS 18001. Together with the Environmental Management System modeled on ISO14001 that was fully implemented in 2012, CONSOL Energy has quality environmental and occupational health and safety management systems which can be assessed and certified.
In 2012, CONSOL Energy also saw its best compliance record with an overall company-wide performance which improved 30%. We attribute that to the increased awareness and focus placed on compliance, through increased environmental training for employees and contractors, the addition of an environmental performance metric to our short term incentive compensation program for all employees, the implementation of a spill policy to track any spills, regardless of whether the volume required reporting to federal or state agencies.
In 2012, CONSOL Energy channeled over
$6 million to partners across its operational footprint through its community investment fund and held nearly 50 meetings aimed at education and awareness related to our operations throughout the region.
To view CONSOL Energy's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, visit http://consolenergy.com/CorporateResponsibilityReport/2012New/index.html.
About CONSOL Energy CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) is a Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas. It has 12 bituminous coal mining complexes in four states and reports proven and probable coal reserves of 4.2 billion tons. The company's premium Appalachian coals are sold worldwide to electricity generators and steelmakers. In natural gas, CONSOL Energy has transformed itself from a pure-play coalbed methane producer to a full-fledged exploration and production company. The company is a leading producer in the Marcellus Shale and is transitioning its active exploration program into development mode in the Utica Shale. CONSOL Energy has proved natural gas reserves of 4.0 trillion cubic feet. Operational safety is the company's top core value and CONSOL Energy boasts a record of almost two times better than the industry average for underground bituminous coal mines. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index and the Fortune 500. Additional information about CONSOL Energy can be found at its Web site: www.consolenergy.com.