Working Principles

  • The Forum is a voluntary organisation. It proceeds by consensus and partnership, but members are not required to commit to any particular solution or programme of work
  • Forum members contribute in their area of expertise to provide collective leadership to the coal extraction and generation industry
  • Forum members will work to develop strategies to maximise the economic production of UK coal from both deep and surface mines
  • The Forum discusses issues that may be commercially or politically sensitive, without prejudicing the interests of the industry or Government