The future of the Australian coal sector and high-quality coal producers such as Whitehaven is expected to remain robust over the long term.

The coals we produce service the premium export markets of Asia, to both users of thermal and metallurgical coal products. We supply high energy thermal coal with low trace elements – such as ash, sulphur and nitrogen – to electricity producers, and semi-soft coking coal and PCI coal to steel producers and for use in other smelting applications. With continued economic and population growth in Asia, we are well placed to meet the continued increasing demand for energy generation, infrastructure requirements and manufacturing and industrial outputs.

Read more about the sustainability of our business and industry in our Sustainability Report 2022.

We are members of various industry associations and bodies, and participate in policy forums on issues associated with ensuring Australia’s resource endowment can better support sustainable development here and abroad.

Minerals Council of Australia

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is the leading advocate for Australia’s world class minerals industry, promoting and enhancing sustainability, profitability and competitiveness. The MCA  engages with the community, other industries, industry and representative bodies, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to reinforce and raise awareness of the industry’s contribution to Australia and Australians.

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NSW Minerals Council

The NSW Minerals Council is the leading industry association representing the state’s minerals industry, providing a united voice for its members. The NSW Minerals Council works closely with governments, industry groups and business and community leaders so its member companies can continue to operate as part of a strong, responsible and sustainable mining industry in NSW.

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Queensland Resources Council

The Queensland Resources Council is a not-for-profit peak industry association representing the commercial developers of Queensland’s minerals and energy resources. The QRC works to secure an environment conducive to the long-term sustainability of minerals and energy sectors in Queensland.

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FutureCoal, previously the World Coal Association, is the global voice for coal, committed to advancing clean coal for sustainable economic development. FutureCoal represents industry leaders, committed to building a sustainable future for global coal and plays an active role in achieving our worldwide economic and environmental aspirations for clean coal usage, technology and innovation.

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Resources Industry Network

Resource Industry Network is a peak industry association representing companies actively engaged in the resource sector and those who are allied to the sector. Its purpose is to build a prosperous and resilient resources community through leveraging the collective capabilities of the resources sector supply chain.

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International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the authoritative voice on global energy policy, and works with governments and industry to shape a secure and sustainable energy future. The IEA provides analysis, data, policy recommendations, and real-world solutions to help countries provide secure and sustainable energy for all.

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Low Emission Technology Australia

Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) is the foundation of a significant investment by the Australian black coal industry to identify, research and develop technologies that can make a real difference to how we produce energy, steel and other materials so that the carbon dioxide can be captured and permanently stored, prevented, or reused in other applications.

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