As one of the longest-standing companies in our region, being a cornerstone in the communities where we operate is part of our DNA. This starts with driving the local economy by hiring a local workforce and providing them well-paying, stable jobs. It is reinforced by spending locally on vendors and contractors from the areas where we operate whose employees are locally based as well. Additionally, CNX takes on specific needs in our region through a $30 million commitment to local communities designed to pave the way to the middle class for those in underserved urban and rural communities in our region.
In 2021, we established the CNX Foundation to manage our commitment of $30 million to the community. We announced more than $2.5 million in grants to initial Foundation projects with nonprofit partners. And we launched the CNX Mentorship Academy to expand learning and leadership opportunities for economically challenged students in our region.
CNX Recognizes its Role Within the Broader Regional Value Chain, and Accomplished the Following in 2021:
Diversity & Inclusion
- Added two diverse leaders to our executive management team
- Formed a Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council and cross training rotational program
- Provided Diversity & Inclusion training to 100% of the CNX employee population
- Announced an internal diversity target of 40% by 2026
- Dedicated 40% of CNX’s total small business spend on materials and services to companies within the tri-state area (PA, OH and WV)
- Purchased all services and materials from providers that, in the aggregate, maintain a 90% local resident employee base (southwestern PA, eastern OH and northern WV)
Employee Health & Safety
- Adapted COVID-19 response protocols to help protect employees and contractors, such as deploying cleaning crews to field locations, adapting safety meetings to increase social distancing, and eliminating common points-of-contact
- Continued Zero tolerance on all job-related training deficiencies
- Empowered all employees to use stop work authority if they believe that safety or the environment is at risk
- Continued to reward and celebrate exceptional safety performance of our teams and contractors
- Used automation of processes to reduce the number of field employees and contractors in high-risk situations. We continuously evaluate new processes, tools and technology which allow CNX to drive improvements in safety, compliance and efficiency all aimed at achieving our goal of Operational Excellence
Human Rights Statement
CNX acknowledges, respects and through its business principles, commits to operating its business in a manner consistent with the principles contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Global Compact. CNX’s view on human rights reflects the Company’s commitment to conduct its business in a manner consistent with these principles and to protect human rights within the Company’s sphere of influence. In addition, the Company’s mission and values as enumerated work to further develop its culture as one committed to ethical business practices and good corporate citizenship.
Learn more about CNX’s Human Rights Statement here.
CNX hit the ground running with the formation of CNX Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved areas of our region. Underpinning that effort is a charitable pledge to give $30 million over the next six years. The Foundation’s initial projects to kickstart that effort include:
- $1 million to expand broadband access in rural Greene County, Pennsylvania
- $100,000 to support citizen re-entry through House of Life Pittsburgh
- $200,000 for the Jerome Bettis Cyber Bus Project, supporting technology needs in disadvantaged school districts in our region
Learn more about the CNX Foundation here.
CNX Mentorship Academy
As a corollary program under the CNX Foundation, our CEO, Mr. DeIuliis, helped launch and fund through a voluntary 2022 compensation reduction and a corresponding $1 million CNX donation, a formal Mentorship Academy. The Academy's mission is to prepare 11th and 12th grade high school students from economically challenged rural and urban communities to be impactful citizens, workers and family members through transformative learning, community engagement and leadership development. This year-long program guides two individual cohorts (male and female) through a series of professional development opportunities, allowing them to hear directly from industry leaders within our region, participate in on-site, hands-on activities and develop skills that will form the foundation of what we hope is a successful launch of their careers. Learn more about the CNX Mentorship Academy here.
- Zero tolerance safety and environmental program
- Pioneer in industry for women and diverse candidates in executive positions
- $30 million donated to community causes over the last 10 years
- $30 million community investment effort over 6 years
- Mentorship Academy for young adults in underserved communities
- First Responders Giving Initiative
- 100% local hires
- 90% local contractors
- 6% Diverse Business Enterprise and 7% Disadvantaged Business Enterprise spend
- 67% diverse executives as direct reports to CEO
- Impact fees and severance taxes
- Sales, property, and payroll taxes to local communities
- Median all-in compensation package above $160,000
- Mentoring more young adults in underserved communities
- Addressing food insecurity and children’s health & wellness
- Broadband and information technology access
- Reducing recidivism and improving criminal re-entry
- Improving domestic violence awareness
- Reducing the societal impact of the opioid epidemic
- Targeting a 40% diverse employee base by 2026