Community engagement is valued by both BNI Coal and the employees as demonstrated by the support to the Missouri Slope United Way. BNI and its employees were acknowledged as one of the top 20 givers for the 2014 campaign.
BNI supports the community through donations to major projects including: Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence, University of Mary, Dakota Zoo, YMCA building expansion, Library Foundation for the Children Library Expansion and the State Historical Society.
Several staff members reach out to the local school systems and share their experience in the mining and reclamation processes and the production of electricity.
Donations to support city and county projects; including education, social services, arts and culture and events, are also an important part of BNI Coal’s commitment to give back to the community throughout the year.