Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

We firmly believe that sound principles of corporate governance are essential in making good decisions on behalf of our shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders. Governance, which includes transparency, accountability, and execution, is the driver for CNX’s success, including with respect to environmental and social matters.

CNX has long maintained an independent Board of Directors that provides the company with a disciplined focus and looks out for the best interests of employees, shareholders, and the community alike. Board members regularly review the company’s governance policies to ensure that CNX is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including best practices.

We believe a Board with diverse backgrounds and qualifications makes better decisions. We’re proud to set the bar for superior governance among our peers in Appalachia, with a higher percentage of diverse direct reports to the CEO and no family relationships between our Board and Management teams.

CNX maintains a Formal Corporate Compliance Program to ensure best practices with respect to compliance measures and to promote the highest level of compliance efforts throughout the organization.

For more information, please visit the Corporate Governance section of our website for governance documents, such as Bylaws, Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Director Business Conduct and Ethics, Code of Employee Business Conduct and Ethics, Board Committee Charters, Internal Auditing Charter, and Related Party Compliance Reporting Policy and Procedures.

Highlights
  • 5 of 6 Directors are Independent
  • Separate CEO and Chair since 2014
  • No Poison Pill
  • No Staggered Board
  • Corporate Compliance Program
  • Proxy Access
  • Annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2011
  • First mover to virtual annual meeting of shareholders in 2019
  • 50% of CEO direct reports are ethnically diverse
  • Financial resilience—publicly released 7-year plan built to generate $3.5 billion in free cash flow in any macro environment

CNX Corporate Responsibility Reports Downloads

2019 Corporate Responsibility Report