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SunCoke Energy 2021 Sustainability Report

I first want to thank all our SunCoke employees for their commitment and contributions in what proved yet another challenging year due to the impacts of COVID-19. The commitment was demonstrated through our outstanding safety record and the operational excellence underpinning our record-setting 2021 financial results.

The health and safety of our employees continued to be paramount as we navigated COVID-19. Our internal COVID-19 Task Force continued to implement guidance from federal, state and local agencies to ensure that our employees remained safe and healthy at work. We encouraged our employees to get vaccinated and provided the support and resources to do so, including use of offsite partners to facilitate vaccinations. We continue to take all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our workforce as conditions evolve.

In this 2021 Sustainability Report, I am delighted to share our performance in each of three pillars of ESG (environmental, social, and governance). Our efforts in 2021 demonstrated continued commitment to SunCoke’s Sustainability Foundations: 1) Occupational Health & Safety, 2) Advanced Technology for Leading Environmental Performance, and 3) Innovation & Evolution.

Our Sustainability Foundations form the basis for how we approach long-term value creation for our shareholders, customers and employees especially as we think about SunCoke’s role in the unfolding energy transition. Many of our customers have made bold commitments to achieve GHG emissions reductions, and we are proud that our coke helps them to achieve these targets. Our advanced technology produces high-quality, high-coke strength after reaction (CSR) coke. This high-quality coke allows for greater use of lower-carbon fuels in the blast furnace, and thus lower emissions. SunCoke has long served the steel industry as the most environmentally-friendly coke supplier due to our exclusive heat recovery technology. Our high-quality coke and strong environmental record set us apart from our competitors and solidify SunCoke as a vital part of sustainable steel production.

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As we further evaluate the energy transition and its impact on SunCoke and others in the steel industry, we are challenged to think more strategically about the long term, and to plan for a number of possible scenarios. At SunCoke, we see opportunity in these challenges and will focus on further integrating sustainability and climate change management into our business while assisting our customers in meeting their sustainability goals with our high-quality, high-strength coke.

In 2022, we plan to continue our analysis of our climate risks and opportunities, build on our ongoing climate scenario analysis, evaluate GHG emission reduction targets, continue to integrate the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) into our core governance and strategy conversations, conduct a technical feasibility study for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology and continue our strong focus on innovation through research and development. We look forward to sharing the results of these efforts in future reports.

Michael G. Rippey, President and Chief Executive Officer


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