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We’re proud of our origins in the NSW Gunnedah Basin
We aim to see the benefits of our operations extend beyond our direct workforce and beyond the life of any single mine.
Today, around 75% of our workforce lives and works in the towns and regional centres immediately surrounding our operations and we play a significant role in sustaining and helping build capacity in these communities. Whether it be through salaries and wages, spending with local suppliers, payments to councils or discretionary donations and sponsorships, we have always believed local communities should be the disproportionate beneficiaries of our presence and have taken care to put this belief into action as we have grown.
Beyond this, we also aim to educate and building understanding amongst people in our region, including through community drop-in sessions, local supplier briefings, participation in local business forums, mine open days and tours, school engagement, and more.
of workforce based in regional areas
in donations and sponsorships in FY19
spent with local suppliers in FY19
Learn about our approach to environmental management.Learn more
Find out about our work with Indigenous people connected to the land where we operate.Learn more
Donations & sponsorships
Find out how to apply for a donation or sponsorship from Whitehaven Coal.Learn more