What WCA does

The World Coal Association is the only organisation that works on a global basis on behalf of the coal industry. The WCA is the global network for the coal industry.

The World Coal Association is a global industry association formed of major international coal producers and stakeholders. The WCA works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the fundamental role coal plays in achieving a sustainable and lower carbon energy future. Membership is open to companies and not-for-profits with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world, with member companies represented at Chief Executive or Chairman level.

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Reasons to join

Becoming a member

Membership falls into two broad categories:

  • Corporate Members - are companies engaged in the production, sale or use of coal, or manufacture of equipment used for the same.
  • Associate Members - are not-for-profit industry associations, research bodies and other stakeholders who can join the WCA for a nominal fee.



Our Members play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the global coal industry. WCA has been influencing policy at the highest level for over 30 years. Members can participate in committees and networks to determine our programme of work.


Regular policy briefings, media updates, a Members-only area of the WCA website, policy workshops and the expertise of the our team mean you have access to the highest level of information on the global coal industry and the international policy environment.


The WCA holds prestigious, invitation-only events, bringing together the policymakers, thought-leaders and industry figures who shape your operating environment. Without access to WCA, you don't have access to these meetings.


The WCA gives you opportunities to build relationships and exchange ideas and challenges with peers worldwide in your industry.


The WCA promotes the work of its Members through its website and social media channels, including Twitter,  LinkedIn and YouTube. The WCA encourages all Members to interact and provide us with material we can use on these forums.

Further information

WCA Sustainable Mining Policy Statement

WCA Commitment to Safety

WCA Climate Policy Statement

WCA Energy Poverty and Sustainable Development Policy Statement

UNGC Communication on Engagement 2019