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Welcome to the Global Coal Exit List

The Global Coal Exit List (GCEL) is a unique, public database, which provides key statistics on companies throughout the entire thermal coal value chain. It aims to capture the world’s coal industry as a whole and serves as an information source and a divestment tool for the finance sector.

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Coal is the single biggest contributor to climate change, and phasing out investments in the coal industry is the single most important step financial institutions can take to protect our climate. According to the 2018 IPCC report, coal-fired power generation must decrease by 78% by 2030 if we want to keep the 1.5°C limit within reach. Achieving this goal requires immediate action by banks and investors.

The GCEL is a practical tool that enables financial institutions to identify the ‘coal content’ of their portfolios, to avoid new coal investments and to accelerate their departure from the coal industry. Since our database was first published in 2017, 200 financial institutions have become registered users of the GCEL. Many leading investors are now using our database not only to assess coal-related risks in their portfolios, but to plan and execute meaningful divestment steps.

The 2019 GCEL lists around 2,300 companies (parents and subsidiaries). It provides key information on these companies’ coal share of revenue (CSR), coal share of power production (CSPP), installed coal-fired capacity and annual coal production. It also identifies, which companies are planning an expansion of coal mining or coal power activities or are developing other coal infrastructure.

Our research mainly relies on public data provided by the companies themselves. Most of the information in the GCEL is extracted from companies’ reporting documents, investor presentations and their websites. Other important sources are publications by government agencies and stock exchanges.

Urgewald strives to facilitate impactful coal divestment and provide data on which financial institutions, academics, NGOs and journalists can rely on. We will continue refining the GCEL to incorporate new parameters and improve its data density. We aim to set the benchmark when it comes to capturing coal sector data and providing it in a way that is tailored to the needs of responsible investors.



Global Coal Exit List

Company Headquarter Absolute criteria Relative criteria Expansion criteria
SKS Ispat & Power Limited
India cspp
Sino Sindh Resources
Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL)
India >20MT csr | cspp
Sing Heng Seng Co Ltd (SHS)
Thailand csr
PT Sinar Mas
Golden Energy and Resources Ltd (GEAR) | PT Andalan Satria Lestari (ASL) | PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk | PT Dian Swastatika Sentosa Tbk | PT Golden Energy Mines Tbk (GEMS)
Indonesia >20MT
Simhapuri Energy Limited
India csr | cspp
Silver Unicorn Coal and Mineral Resources (Pty) Ltd
South Africa csr
Siddiqsons Limited (Siddiqsons Group)
Siddiqsons Energy Limited (SEL)
Sichuan Provincial Investment Group Co. Ltd
Sichuan Hongda Co Ltd
Tanzania China International Mineral Resources Limited (TCIMRL)
Sichuan Coal Industry Group LLC
China csr
Sibuglemet Holding
Russia csr
Shumba Energy
Shougang Fushan Resources Group Ltd
China (Hong Kong) csr
Shine Energy
Shikoku Electric Power Co Inc
Shenzhen Energy Group Co. Ltd
Shenzhen Energy Hopewell Power(Heyuan) Co Ltd
China csr | cspp
Shenyang Jinshan Energy Co Ltd
China csr | cspp
Shenyang Huitian Thermal Power Co. Ltd.
China csr | cspp
Shenergy (Group) Co Ltd
Huaibei Shenwan Power Generation Co. Ltd. | Shenergy Company Ltd
China cspp

For Investors – Get the list with ISIN codes

We provide a special version of the Global Coal Exit List with common financial identifiers (ISIN, Bloomberg Ticker, etc.) on request. We also offer in-depth webinars on the list.

What's so special about the Global Coal Exit List?

We also list private companies that engage in coal-related business activities, which is especially valuable to insurance companies.

Users of the Global Coal Exit List

Our database has more than 200 registered users from the finance sector.
Financial Institutions representing nearly US$ 10 trillion Assets under Management are applying one ore more of the Global Coal Exit List criteria.

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