The values that power us forward.
CONSOL Energy is proud that we operate 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 CONSOL Energy's 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 CONSOL Energy.
These initiatives entailed a world-class training program; incentives and rewards to recognize safe conduct; the decoupling of safety from compliance; and the formation of a team to eliminate unsafe acts. These initiatives are living progressions of continuous improvement.
CONSOL Energy 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. CONSOL Energy 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.