For the fifth consecutive year, Drummond Ltd. was the largest coal producer and exporter in Colombia

La Loma, January 14, 2021

Drummond Ltd. finished the year 2020 with a production of 29,279,646 tons of coal and 29,719,149 tons exported, which places it for the fifth consecutive year as the largest producer and exporter of this mineral in Colombia.

Despite the pandemic, a prolonged cycle of low prices in the international coal market, and a forced reduction in operations at the beginning of the health crisis, the Company achieved competitive production and export levels compared to 2019, with a reduction of 10.3% in the tons of coal produced and 4.4% in those exported.

The initial focus, in March last year, was to implement its biosecurity protocols, based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health, to face the COVID-19 pandemic and protect health of employees, their families and the communities in their area of ​​influence.

“We acknowledge that it was not an easy year. We overcame serious challenges in the face of a low-priced coal market and a sanitation crisis that hit the whole world. Despite this, Drummond managed to perform very well and hence the results obtained, which would not have been possible without the contribution of our workers and the trust of our communities. In 2021 we will continue working to provide well-being and continue contributing to the country’s economy,” said José Miguel Linares, president of Drummond Ltd.

During 2020, Drummond’s coal reached more than 24 countries, including Turkey, South Korea, Brazil, the United States, Chile, Israel, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Poland, Asia, the Netherlands and Spain.