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Drummond Ltd. Press Release – Investigation by Ministry of Labor of Colombia

Regarding the accident that took place place at Port Drummond on March 4th of this year, we in Drummond continue to grieve for the loss of our workers Deiner Rafael Noguera Sierra and Jhon Jairo Mendoza Bolaño. It has been a priority for Drummond to accompany and support Deiner and Jhon Jairo´s families in this […]


(Bettercoal Press Release) Bettercoal completes first site-assessment at Drummond Ltd’s Colombian operations

Press Release 22 August 2014 Bettercoal completes first site-assessment at Drummond Ltd’s Colombian operations –     Independent third-party assessors review ethical, social and environmental performance of Pribbenow and El Descanso operations –     Bettercoal’s continuous improvement model will drive performance improvement at the mines   Bettercoal has reached another milestone in completing its first ever site-assessment at Drummond Ltd’s […]


Open Letter in Response to the Report the Dark Side of Coal: Paramilitary Violence in the Mining Region of Cesar, Colombia Published By Pax, The Netherlands

PAX has misrepresented the facts without any honest effort to research and present the truth.  The story told by PAX would make a good novel and maybe a good fictional movie but this story in no way represents the truth surrounding the facts associated with Drummond in Colombia or the coal industry in Colombia.  PAX […]


Drummond Company Announces Appointment of New President of Drummond Ltd. in Colombia

Drummond Company, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of José Miguel Linares as President of Drummond Ltd. in Colombia. Mr. Linares brings more than 23 years of relevant industry experience to his new role having previously served as Vice President – Legal of Drummond Ltd. in Colombia. Mr. Linares holds a Juris Doctorate from […]


Drummond Ltd. Colombia Annouces Augusto Jimenez Resignation

Drummond Ltd. announces that Mr. Augusto Jimenez has tendered his resignation as President of Drummond Ltd. Colombia, which will be effective as of December 31, 2012.  Jose Miguel Linares, Vice President -Legal Drummond Ltd. will assume the duties of Interim President of Drummond Ltd. on January 1, 2013, while a search is completed for a […]


Drummond Company Enters Into Partnership With Itochu Corporation in Colombia

Drummond Company, Inc. and affiliates (“Drummond”) have reached an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (“ITOCHU”) to enter into a partnership where Drummond will own 80% and ITOCHU will own 20% of a new entity, Drummond International, LLC (“Drummond International”), that will own and operate the Colombian coal mining operations and transportation infrastructure (the “Colombian Operations”) currently […]


Constructive discussions on the coal supply chain: Bettercoal Board of Directors and Drummond Company Inc. meet in Amsterdam

November 21, 2016 As part of an ongoing dialogue between Bettercoal and coal suppliers from around the globe, the Bettercoal Board of Directors took the opportunity to meet with senior representatives of Drummond Company Inc.. The party, led by the CEO of Drummond Company Inc., Mike Tracy, also included José Miguel Linares, President of the […]


Clarifications on the sanction imposed by the Ministry of Labor for alleged improper labor outsourcing

Bogotá, October 31, 2016 The Ministry of Labor decided, as part of an administrative investigation, that there was alleged improper labor outsourcing by several companies from the mining sector and their contractors. For this reason it decided to sanction Drummond Ltd., a decision that is not yet final, and therefore, it is still not enforceable […]


Response to Pax Report “Civil Society Under Threat”

Sept. 23, 2016 We have read the latest report published by Pax on their webpage regarding alleged threats against civil society in Colombia by what Pax calls neo-paramilitary organizations, which the Colombian authorities have described as criminal gangs (BACRIM is the acronym in Spanish). Drummond condemns and denounces these gangs and their criminal acts.  Drummond […]


Drummond Company, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Garry Neil Drummond Dies At 78

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – – – Drummond Company, Inc. has announced the passing of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Garry Neil Drummond, Sr. on July 13, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Drummond was 78 years old. Mr. Drummond was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Drummond Company for over 50 years and was considered an iconic […]