Each year Centennial Coal (Centennial) holds a conference where the focus is on sustainability.
This conference provides an opportunity to catch up on key updates in the business while also encouraging the cross pollination of issues and ideas across Centennial’s sites.
This year the conference’s format has been expanded to include presentations on the regional economy, post mining effects on community and future energy markets. With over 70 attendees including representatives from Banpu, the Board and Senior Management, the conference will kick off on Monday evening at Black Gold Motel with the official opening of their new Centennial wing.
“Our Sustainability Conference is timed perfectly to coincide with the completion of the new Centennial wing of Black Gold Motel. This evening will be the first time these new rooms, named after our mines, will be occupied and it is fitting their first night of usage is by our people”, said David Moult Centennial Coal’s CEO and Managing Director.
“This new wing represents a vote of confidence in Centennial and the future of the local economy. I congratulate Rob and Linda Cluff and their team on their entrepreneurship and commitment to the local community”, David Moult concluded.
The opening will be followed by presentations over dinner in Black Gold’s Crib Room.
When discussing the importance of a Sustainability conference Centennial’s GM Sustainability Donna Dryden explained, “An internal discussion on an annual basis where we revisit the pillars of our business that underpin our sustainability, is a healthy and proactive approach to reinforcing what we do well and an opportunity to explore where we can improve”.
Tuesday the Lithgow Workies will host the conference which will open with a keynote address by EnergyAustralia’s Julian Turecek, who will outline EA’s perspective on future energy markets.