CNX Coal Resources operates based on three core values and two strategic priorities: Safety, Compliance, Continuous Improvement, Production, and Cost. Our core values are the foundation of the company's identity and are the basis for how we manage and conduct our business activities.
The evolution of CNX Coal Resources’ core values began in 2006 with a third-party survey of employees. A senior management team convened in March 2007 to review the results, and the message was sobering: the company needed a revolutionary change in its safety culture. This launched the decoupling of safety functions from compliance functions. Safety must trump everything, and our Absolute ZERO program became our standard. Four initiatives were launched that revolutionized the safety performance and culture at CNX Coal Resources.
These initiatives entailed a world-class training program, incentives, and rewards to recognize safe conduct, the decoupling of safety from compliance, and a team was formed to eliminate unsafe acts. These initiatives are living progressions of continuous improvement.
CNX Coal Resources is not content with just being in compliance. Our desire to be world class drives us to identify policies and strategies to further our performance beyond compliance standards. CNX Coal Resources is increasing its focus on environmental compliance to further improve our operations, and we are increasing our employee awareness through enhanced training, and communication, proactively identifying best-in-class processes and methods in our operations, and improving our transparency with stakeholders through reporting of our annual performance. Best-in-class performance that demonstrates our core values will directly translate to strong operations and financial results.