Level 38 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW 2000

About Us

Xstrata Coal is the world's largest exporter of thermal coal and the fifth largest producer of hard coking coal, producing both premium quality hard coking coal and semi-soft coal. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Xstrata Coal has interests in over 30 operating coal mines throughout Australia, South Africa and Colombia.

Thermal coal is used in power generation, while coking coal is used mainly in the production of steel and other industrial applications.

About Us

With a complementary mix of underground and open cut mines which produce thermal, coking and semi-soft coal products, Xstrata Coal is Australia's leading exporter of thermal coal and South Africa's third largest coal exporter.

Across these global operations, there is a total commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, with Xstrata Coal allocating significant resources to training and management systems to ensure a best practice approach to safety at all times. Parallel to this is an unwavering focus on meeting its environmental commitments.

Our Strategies & Goals


Xstrata Coal- Our purpose and Values

"To deliver industry-leading returns for our shareholders"

  • We have an absolute commitment to HSEC
  • We are passionate in delivering outcomes
  • We do what we say
  • We behave with honesty and integrity
  • We are commercially astute
  • We take personal responsibility and accountability
  • We aspire to be the best

Xstrata Coal Aspirational Goals

By 2009 we will:

  • Be fatality and serious injury free
  • Double production to 140M tonnes
  • Become the employer of choice in our industry
  • Become the world's leading export coal company
  • Be recognised for our commitment to sustainable development
  • Achieve long term average ROCE > 15%

Our Products & Markets


Xstrata Coal mines produce a diverse range of thermal, semi-soft and coking coal products which can be selectively blended at port to meet customer needs.


We have an exposure to both export and domestic markets. The export market represents around 90% of our customer base, with the Australian and South African domestic markets the remainder.

Major Customers / Consuming Regions / Industry Sectors

We service both domestic and export coal markets with our Australian operations largely supplying the Pacific thermal market and our South African operations largely the Atlantic thermal market. Our Australian metallurgical coals are supplied worldwide.